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Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files. Since September, the experts use the tablet computer application developed by the JRC to have visual observations recorded in data files.
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Oct 27 2016
A JRC-run project and a dedicated application are bringing together scientists from across the EU and its neighbourhood to monitor and map litter floating from rivers into the seas.
Corporate taxation is under increased scrutiny as concerns mount about the fairness and efficiency of existing arrangements. Corporate taxation is under increased scrutiny as concerns mount about the fairness and efficiency of existing arrangements.
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Oct 26 2016
The European Commission has announced plans to overhaul the way in which companies are taxed in the single market, delivering a growth-friendly and fair corporate tax system.
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.
Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signing the agreement On 20 October 2016, Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General and Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC signed the renewed cooperation agreement on behalf of their institutions.
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Oct 21 2016
A renewed cooperation agreement between the organisations will further enhance the exchange of knowledge and expertise between scientific research and European standardisation.
Map of the world showing puple spikes in areas of urban growth The new data platform enables to analyse the growth of built-up areas and population globally over the past 40 years. Map shown is for 2015.
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Oct 18 2016
The Global Human Settlement Layer was launched at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III).
37 policy labs from across Europe participate in the JRC-organised first ever encounter between European policy labs, EU policymakers and national authorities in charge of public sector innovation. 37 policy labs from across Europe participate in the JRC-organised first ever encounter between European policy labs, EU policymakers and national authorities in charge of public sector innovation.
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Oct 17 2016
On 17-18 October 2016, the JRC is organising the first ever encounter between European policy labs, EU policymakers and national authorities in charge of public sector innovation.
The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016 The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies was launched at the JRC annual conference, held in Brussels on 11 October 2016
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Oct 11 2016
On 11 October, the JRC launched a new online in-house Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies. This platform brings together a wealth of existing data, methods, and tools to support regional and urban policy, covering areas such as demography, air quality and transport.
Graphic of interconnected black pipes on a turqouise background The workshop focused on integrated water and power system modelling.
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Oct 10 2016
On 28-29 September 2016, the US Department of Energy and the JRC, in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, organised a workshop dedicated to understanding the water-energy nexus, in particular integrated water and power system modelling.
A large shoal of fish in the ocean Fish supply is just one of the essential ecosystem services provided by seas.
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Oct 05 2016
A recent Scientific Reports article proposes a new approach to assessing the use and supply of marine ecosystem services, which could provide effective support for Blue Growth and European maritime policies.
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals which impact on the hormone system of animals and humans. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals which impact on the hormone system of animals and humans.
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Oct 03 2016
On 30 September, the Commission launched the Endocrine Active Substances Information System (EASIS). This web-based application, developed by the JRC, allows searching and collecting results from different scientific studies on chemicals related to endocrine activity. The implementation of EASIS is part of the Community Strategy for Endocrine Disruptors.

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