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Floodings River and coastal floods will remain the most critical hazard in many floodplains and coastal stretches of western, central, and Eastern Europe
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Nov 28 2017

Damage to critical infrastructure caused by climate hazards could triple by the 2020s and multiply over ten-fold by the end of the century.

JRC scientists used a range of models and scenarios to assess the potential impacts of climate change on global agriculture JRC scientists used a range of models and scenarios to assess the potential impacts of climate change on global agriculture
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Nov 23 2017
A JRC analysis of potential climate change and mitigation impacts on global agriculture looks to 2050 and highlights the importance of careful policy design.
JRC research fed into the Commission’s evidence-based second Mobility Package JRC research fed into the Commission’s evidence-based second Mobility Package
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Nov 08 2017
JRC research provided direct input to the European Commission’s 2nd Mobility Package, designed to offer a new deal for consumers, restore citizens’ trust and ensure that future mobility is clean and affordable to all.
The JRC presents the new Global Energy and Climate Outlook at COP23 The JRC presents the new Global Energy and Climate Outlook at COP23
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Nov 08 2017
If countries invest in additional climate mitigation measures, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved and the co-benefits will already offset the costs by 2030
Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions
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Oct 20 2017
The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row.
The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods The JRC’s yearly forest fires report shows a trend towards longer fire seasons, putting pressure on the environment and livelihoods
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Oct 16 2017

The JRC’s annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. The report coincides with an international study which finds that global wildfire trends could have significant health implications due to rising harmful emissions.

The red-eared terrapin turtle is the most common invasive alien species of Union concern across the EU, found in 24 Member States, according to the JRC report. The red-eared terrapin turtle is the most common invasive alien species of Union concern across the EU, found in 24 Member States, according to the JRC report.
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Jul 12 2017
The first ever Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern has been published by the JRC.
On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017. On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
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Jun 02 2017
On 2 June 2017, the JRC, represented by Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), represented by its President, Professor Bai Chunli, signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
Forests are expected to contribute to 25% of the national mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement Forests are expected to contribute to 25% of the national mitigation pledges under the Paris Agreement
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Feb 27 2017
Forests play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. They cover around 25% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions planned by countries for 2030 in response to the Paris Agreement. In an article published in Nature Climate Change, JRC scientists call for robust, transparent and credible data to track the real mitigation potential of forests, and highlight the important role of the scientific community in this process.
Tap in desert The drought in Somalia and neighbouring countries is already producing severe water and pasture shortages in pastoral regions.
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Feb 21 2017

A failed 2016 rainy season linked to the climate phenomenon La Niña, combined with exceptionally warm sea surface temperatures in the western Pacific and eastern Indian Oceans, have led to extreme drought in the Horn of Africa and a more intense drought than that of 2010 in Somalia. These extreme weather conditions, combined with factors including high food prices, trade disruption, population displacement and insecurity, are likely to have a very severe impact on the food security of millions of people in the coming months.

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