JRC News

  1. 18 Aug 2015

    Food security policy should be moving towards a much broader landscape and focusing on regular access to food, while addressing food insecurity for a fraction of communities.

  2. 12 Aug 2015

    A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers.

  3. 11 Aug 2015

    Climate change could affect tourism demand in EU regions as altered climatic conditions may influence the relative allure of many regions.

  4. 7 Aug 2015

    The JRC, together with Nucleonica GmbH, has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data.

  5. 6 Aug 2015

    Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ great potential in climate change mitigation.

  6. 4 Aug 2015

    A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

  7. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

  8. 29 Jul 2015

    Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.

  9. 24 Jul 2015

    New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

  10. 23 Jul 2015

    EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.