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This year's conference focuses on tourism development as a precondition to economic growth and territorial cohesion. This year's conference focuses on tourism development as a precondition to economic growth and territorial cohesion.
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Oct 18 2018
The JRC launches an interactive Story Map on tourism in the Danube region at this year’s Forum.
Most bumblebee species are currently located in central Europe Most bumblebee species are currently located in central Europe
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Oct 17 2018
Scientists have mapped the distribution of bumblebees in Europe and created a predictive map that can be used to monitor and mitigate bumblebee decline.
The Colorado River in the United States is also threatened by overuse. The Colorado River in the United States is also threatened by overuse.
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Oct 16 2018
JRC scientists have identified the hotspots where competition over the use of shared water resources could lead to disagreements between countries.
Considerable increases in river flood impacts are predicted even under the most optimistic scenario of 1.5°C warming Considerable increases in river flood impacts are predicted even under the most optimistic scenario of 1.5°C warming
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Oct 15 2018
Global human and economic losses from river floods are set to increase in coming years, even with the most optimistic climate outlook.
Charging the batteries of the elecric motor Charging the batteries of the elecric motor
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Oct 15 2018

As the European Commission publishes a communication on progress in establishing battery manufacturing in Europe, we look at the JRC's recent work in support of the EU Battery Alliance. 

Low-emission mobility is an essential component of the broader shift to the low-carbon, circular economy needed for Europe to stay competitive and be able to cater to the mobility needs of people and goods.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities.

The new laboratories will complement the existing vehicle emissions laboratories of the JRC The new laboratories will complement the existing vehicle emissions laboratories of the JRC
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Oct 10 2018

A contract has just been signed for the delivery of two new state-of-the-art emission testing facilities at JRC Ispra. The new laboratories will carry out the compliance checks under the new European Type Approval framework.

the JRC has published a new guidebook on how to monitor emissions from large industrial installations the JRC has published a new guidebook on how to monitor emissions from large industrial installations
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Oct 09 2018

The Joint Research Centre has published a new guidance to help competent authorities in Member States regulate emissions to air and water from about 55 000 large industrial installations across Europe.

The guidance also contains useful information for operators of these installations, and will facilitate development of new or improved environmental standards in the future.

The alt is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities The caption is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities
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Oct 09 2018

A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests a way forward for reconciling the different methods currently used to measure land-based greenhouse gas emissions, addressing a limit also acknowledged in the IPCC special report on 1.5oC, published on 8 October 2018.  

The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to "well below 2oC" and for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission “neutrality” to be achieved by the second half of this century.

The JRC, in cooperation with the  Berlin Museum für Naturkunde, is running aan exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS' The JRC, in cooperation with the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde, is running aan exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS'
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Oct 08 2018
On 8 October 2018 the Joint Research Centre is launching an exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS' in the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde. The exhibition will use art to engage citizens in a discussion about EU policies and the scientific evidence behind them, demonstrating the value in our everyday lives.
Record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet Record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet
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Oct 01 2018
The 2018 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet shows record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet in 2016 and closely links this achievement to the use of sustainable fishing methods.

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