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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
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 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.
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.