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Climate-KIC works to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy
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Sep 14 2018
JRC and Climate-KIC are working together to support innovative climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.
JRC contributes to UN report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world
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Sep 11 2018

On 11 September 2018, the United Nations released its 2018 report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.

The second part of the report uses JRC research to establish a link between climate variability, food security and nutrition .

Number of undernourished people on the rise, partly due to climate trends

According to the report, in 2017 the number of undernourished people increased for the second year in a row, to 821 million, after decreasing for more than 10 years previously.

Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a new JRC study
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Sep 10 2018
Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability.
The report stresses that harmonised and quality urban data is key to designing effective policies
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Sep 05 2018
Scientists track progress towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal 11: to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Samples were used to test the ability of certain simulants to accurately reflect the release potential of PAHs from plastics and rubber.
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Aug 24 2018
JRC scientists have developed new methods to measure the content and migration of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) from rubber and plastic items.
From 1 January to 6 August 2018, there have been 496 wildfires of 30 hectares or larger across the European Union.
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Aug 22 2018
The JRC’s European Forest Fires Information System provides the most up to date information on fire danger and trends in the EU.
Waste management is an essential part of the EU's transition to a circular economy
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Aug 17 2018
New standards to help national authorities lower the environmental impact of around 4000 waste treatment installations
Scientists estimate that 53Mha of extra land would be required to cope with rising palm oil demand by 2050
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Aug 14 2018
There are few areas in Africa with a high suitability for oil palm cultivation and a low potential impact on the primate species living there.
Scientists found unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken.
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Aug 13 2018
Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100.
On average, 29% of fresh fruit and vegetables purchased by households in the EU is wasted
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Aug 13 2018
About 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable is wasted per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable.

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