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JRC research fed into the Commission’s evidence-based second Mobility Package JRC research fed into the Commission’s evidence-based second Mobility Package
©European Union, 2017
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
©European Union, 2017
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
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
©MAPAMA, 2016
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 JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system. The JRC study explores the potential impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for our transport system.
©European Union, 2017
Sep 22 2017
The JRC analyses the impacts of automated and connected vehicles, exploring scenarios in order to see how the full potential of these new technologies could be exploited.
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.
Sunlight breaking through trees with a globe A year after the Paris climate agreement, the focus is on implementation.
©Fotolia, Romolo Tavani
Nov 09 2016
Discussions are focusing on articulating the systems whereby the landmark global agreement adopted in Paris last December will be implemented from 2021, and on keeping up ambitious climate action in the meanwhile ('pre-2020 action').
Two polar bears standing on an ice cap The cumulative effect of COP21 pledges will account for only 54% of the mitigation effort in 2030 necessary to reach the objective of staying below 2°C over the long run.
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Oct 25 2016
According to a modelling exercise however, the goal can be reached with additional mitigation policies and can be compatible with continued global economic growth.
Graphic of the letters CO2 On 20 July the Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.
©EU, 2016
Jul 20 2016

On 20 July the Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe.

Graphic of a field with a tractor and the sun in the background The JRC examined the potential evolution of non-CO2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from EU agriculture.
©EU, 2016
Jul 20 2016

By analysing illustrative mitigation policy scenarios, the EcAMPA 2 study assesses the impact of emission reduction targets on production, technology adoption, prices and global emission levels.

Footbridge flooded in Flanders Adaptation efforts should favour measures targeted at reducing the impacts of floods, such as relocation and vulnerability reduction.
©EU, 2013 - credit: D Vanham
Mar 17 2016

Adaptation measures include the rise of flood protections, reduction of the peak flows through water retention, reduction of vulnerability and relocation to safer areas.

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