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The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following
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Sep 25 2018
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following.
Paper and pulp industry is the fourth most energy-intensive in Europe. Reducing its energy consumption could play a big role in Europe's transition to a low carbon economy.
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Sep 25 2018

Even with increased production, by 2050 the European pulp and paper industry can reduce its energy consumption by 14% and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 62% compared to 2015 levels.

The industry is the fourth most energy-intensive in Europe, so these reductions could play a big role in Europe's transition to a low carbon economy.

Plastic bottle caps and cigarette butts are among the most common litter items found on European beaches.
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Sep 25 2018
Over four fifths of the litter on European beaches is plastic, and over 50% is made of single-use plastic, according to a new scientific report.
The INSPIRE Geoportal helps discover, monitor and directly use geospatial data sets relevant e.g. for the European environmental policy.
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Sep 24 2018
The Commission has launched the new INSPIRE Geoportal offering easier access to spatial data in the EU.
The report is based on replies to a questionnaire from 29 countries across Europe
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Sep 21 2018
New report finds over 5,000 new sites that are under remediation or risk-reduction measures since 2011.
Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few
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Sep 20 2018
The latest JRC report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow".
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.

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