JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
The European Commission's in-house science service
Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on natural resources, the world economy and human well-being in general. It will lead to increased temperatures, changed precipitation patterns, rising sea levels, and increased frequencies of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. (November 2012)
As the Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre's mission is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.