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Wheat crop The Outlook describes trends for arable crops, sugar, biofuels, dairy and meat markets until 2026, and also for olive oil, wine, fruit and vegetables.
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Dec 09 2016
JRC expertise in modelling has fed into the latest annual issue of the Commission's Agricultural Outlook for the next decade.
The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities. The data show that the impacts of climate on where and when surface water occurs can be measured, and that the presence of surface water can be substantially altered by human activities.
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Dec 07 2016
In an article published in Nature, JRC scientists describe how, in collaboration with Google, they have quantified changes in global surface waters and created interactive maps which highlight the changes in the Earth's surface water over the past 32 years.
MyGEOSS visual Over thirty environmental and social innovative apps were developed as a result of MyGEOSS project using open data from Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
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Dec 07 2016
Thirty environmental and social innovative apps were presented on 6 December as a result of MyGEOSS; a project to develop smart applications using open data from Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
An industrial factory with a chimney emitting white smoke In 2015, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and industrial processes have stalled, confirming the slowdown trend observed since 2012.
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Dec 06 2016
It is a result of structural changes in the global economy, global energy efficiency improvements and changing energy mix in key countries.
The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health. The Commission aims to ensure European nuclear facilities approaching end of business are closed safely, respecting the environment and human health.
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Dec 02 2016

On 2 December, the Commission launched a new training and knowledge-sharing initiative to prepare specialists for the dismantling of present and future obsolete nuclear plants in Europe as they reach their end-of-life. Led by the JRC, the European Learning Initiatives for Nuclear Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation (ELINDER) will be implemented in cooperation with 14 partners with expertise in the nuclear field.

The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU. The new tools centralise migration related data to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
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Dec 02 2016
Two new tools will centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.
Battery with a solar panel and wind turbine inside The JRC has supported with scientific evidence the Clean Energy package presented on 30 November 2016.
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Dec 01 2016
The package pursues three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, cementing the EU's global leadership in renewable energies and providing a fair deal for energy consumers.
A solar panel and a wind turbine Wind, photovoltaics and electric cars rely on materials which have been assessed as being critical.
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Dec 01 2016
A study presented at the 9th SET Plan conference indicates that the EU is vulnerable to supply bottlenecks of several key materials needed in wind, photovoltaic and electric vehicles technologies.
The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators The EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard collects companies' key R&D and economic indicators
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Dec 01 2016
The 2016 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard, published on 1 December by the European Commission, shows that EU companies invested €188.3bn in Research & Development (R&D) in the fiscal year 2015/2016.
Air missile in space Aeronautics and electronics sectors of defence industry are the most vulnerable to potential disruptions in the supply of materials.
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Nov 30 2016
A new study contributes to better understanding of the importance of materials supply for the defence value chain, in support of the European Defence Action Plan.

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