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The alt is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities The caption is Forests act as an important CO2 'sink’, i.e. globally they absorb nearly one third of the total CO2 emissions caused by human activities
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Oct 09 2018

A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests a way forward for reconciling the different methods currently used to measure land-based greenhouse gas emissions, addressing a limit also acknowledged in the IPCC special report on 1.5oC, published on 8 October 2018.  

The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to "well below 2oC" and for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission “neutrality” to be achieved by the second half of this century.

The JRC, in cooperation with the  Berlin Museum für Naturkunde, is running aan exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS' The JRC, in cooperation with the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde, is running aan exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS'
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Oct 08 2018
On 8 October 2018 the Joint Research Centre is launching an exhibition called 'ARTEFACTS' in the Berlin Museum für Naturkunde. The exhibition will use art to engage citizens in a discussion about EU policies and the scientific evidence behind them, demonstrating the value in our everyday lives.
Record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet Record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet
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Oct 01 2018
The 2018 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet shows record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet in 2016 and closely links this achievement to the use of sustainable fishing methods.
A new JRC report looks at what made some countries more resilient than others, as the aftermath of  the financial and economic crisis of 2008 A new JRC report looks at what made some countries more resilient than others, as the aftermath of the financial and economic crisis of 2008
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Sep 28 2018

The financial and economic crisis that started in 2007 was felt across the EU but its impact was uneven.

A new JRC report looks at what made some countries more resilient than others, and concludes that mere 'shock absorption' may not be the only possible or best strategy looking forward.

Instead, adaptation and transformation has helped some countries use the crisis as an opportunity.

According to the JRC, the global seafood consumption has more than doubled in the past 50 years, putting stress on the sustainability of fishing According to the JRC, the global seafood consumption has more than doubled in the past 50 years, putting stress on the sustainability of fishing
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Sep 27 2018
JRC scientists have examined the impact of seafood supply chains across national boundaries - the global seafood consumption footprint.
A new report by the JRC on international migration investigates the drivers of different dimensions of migration A new report by the JRC on international migration investigates the drivers of different dimensions of migration
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Sep 27 2018
A new report by the JRC on international migration investigates the drivers of different dimensions of migration, helping policymakers to better understand current and potential future trends across the world.
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following 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. 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. 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. 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.

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