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  1. Economic, environmental and social effects of globalisation

    EU Exports to the world: effects on employment and income  View all data per country on the interactive map The JRC provides scientific policy support to DG Trade by performing Input-Output analysis oriented to quantify the numbers of jobs and value added ...

    23 June 2015

  2. Green and circular economy

    In a changing globalised world, better management of resources is essential, as is the need to concentrate efforts to efficiently respond to the main challenges (including jobs and growth, the investment agenda, climate and energy, social agenda and indus ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Sustainable Product Policy

    The JRC supports the implementation of European sustainable product policies such as EU Ecolabel, Green Public Procurement, Eco-design of Energy-Related Products (ErP),and Energy Label. Its main tasks are: providing all technical, economic and environment ...

    02 September 2015

  4. Waste and recycling

    Today more than ever, the European Commission is working hard to preserve our limited resources. In 2004, it launched the Thematic Strategy on Prevention and Recycling of Waste. This long-term strategy aims at helping Europe to become a recycling society ...

    02 September 2015

  5. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    02 September 2015

  6. Sustainable production and consumption

    Sustainable development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Social, economic and environmental issues are inseparable and interdependent. The EU has mainstream ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Input-output economics

    Sustainable production and consumption can only be addressed by giving due consideration to economic, social and environmental variables. Policies and measures oriented to support growth and employment must be compatible with long-term sustainability and ...

    30 May 2015

  8. Best environmental management practice

    Organisations of all sizes and kinds have a large scope for improving their environmental performance. With motivations ranging from eco-efficiency to reputation and concerns about the sustainability of their business, many organisations try to reduce the ...

    11 June 2015

  9. Energy efficiency

    Improving the efficiency with which energy is consumed by end-users is a central theme of the European Union's energy policy. Energy efficiency is one of the fastest and most cost effective ways to reduce CO 2 emissions, contribute to energy security ...

    30 April 2014

  10. New reports look at research and innovation challenges and developments across the EU

    18 Jul 2016 The European Commission's Research and Innovation Observatory (RIO) at the Joint Research Centre has published the second edition of the RIO country reports, which assess the evolution of national research and innovation systems and ident ...

    18 July 2016

  11. Scoreboard depicts the state of play of raw materials in the EU

    14 Jul 2016 Diversification of supply, improving conditions for domestic production and circular use are key to ensuring the sustainable supply of raw materials in the EU. As millions of European jobs are affected by the market conditions and the availabi ...

    14 July 2016

  12. Mapping regional energy interests for the smart specialisation platform on energy

    05 Jul 2016 Energy efficiency, followed by smart grids, e-mobility and wind energy technologies are the key priorities put forward by regions and countries in the smart specialisation strategies in the area of energy, according to a new JRC report. Throug ...

    05 July 2016

  13. New emissions requirements for the production of non-ferrous metals

    04 Jul 2016 The Commission implementing decision on Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for the non-ferrous metals industries (2016/1032)) has been published in the Official Journal. BAT conclusions are the technical basis for competent authoritie ...

    04 July 2016

  14. JRC's upgraded PV calibration precision now accredited and open to research and industry

    22 Jun 2016 JRC’s upgraded capability in precision measurement of photovoltaic (PV) cells is now available to both the PV research community and industry. The new opportunities to use the facilities by researchers and the commercial calibration service fo ...

    22 June 2016

  15. Inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids

    28 Oct 2015 to 29 Oct 2015 The inauguration of the European Interoperability Centre for Electric Vehicles and Smart Grids will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium "Towards a Transatlantic E-Mobility Market"on 28th – 29th Octo ...

    21 August 2015

  16. Five companies won the 2016 EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres Awards

    13 Jun 2016 On 7th June, five companies received the 2016 EU Code of Conduct Award for Energy Efficiency in Data Centres during the Datacloud Conference in Monaco.   The Code of Conduct is the only independent scheme in the EU to certify that a data centr ...

    13 June 2016

  17. New waste water emission standards for the European chemical industry

    09 Jun 2016 The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issu ...

    09 June 2016

  18. Clean energy and energy efficiency- JRC and the US Department of Energy step up scientific cooperation

    03 Jun 2016 On 2 nd June, during the 7 th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in San Francisco, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the US Department of Energy (DoE) signed a collaboration arrangement focused on scientific cooperat ...

    03 June 2016

  19. How to build Smart Energy Regions?

    04 Jul 2016 to 05 Jul 2016 This joint event organised by the Technology Region Karlsruhe and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will discuss how regions and local communities could contribute to reaching ambitious and sustainable greenhouse gas emission redu ...

    06 July 2016

  20. Analysis of material efficiency aspects of Energy related Product for the development of EU Ecolabel criteria. Analysis of product groups: personal computers and electronic displays

    The objective of this report is to provide scientific support to the analysis of potential material-efficiency criteria that can help reduce the potential environmental impacts and improve the reuse and recycling of portable computers and electronic displ ...

    23 July 2016

  21. Energy Feedback Systems: Evaluation of Meta-studies on energy savings through feedback

    The Energy Efficiency Directive, in its Articles 9 to 11 focuses on the availability of accurate, up to date information to be provided to final energy consumers in a cost-effective way. The present study proposes a literature review on existing studies r ...

    21 July 2016

  22. Launch of the European Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P)

    05 Apr 2016 Energy Efficiency is at the core of the Europe's 2030 strategy, setting up an indicative target at the EU level of at least 27%  for improving energy efficiency (EE) of future energy consumption based on the current criteria European Coun ...

    09 March 2016

  23. Apparatus and method for carrying out in a controlled atmosphere material fatigue tests in a high cycle regime with a controlled strain ratio

    The invention enables to improve the characterization of different materials for space applications in presence of hazardous atmospheres such as hydrogen atmosphere under long duration mechanical dynamic loads. It is an objective of the present invention ...

    20 May 2016

  24. JRC’s food waste article selected as an ERL highlight of 2015

    20 Apr 2016 A JRC article published in August 2015 on consumer food waste in the EU has been selected as one of the 25 pioneering articles published in the recently published Environmental Research Letters (ERL) highlights of 2015. The 25 highlights were ...

    20 April 2016

  25. Water management in the European hospitality sector: Best practice, performance benchmarks and improvement potential

    Water stress is a major environmental challenge for many tourism destinations. This paper presents a synthesis of best practice, key performance indicators and performance benchmarks for water management in hospitality enterprises. Widely applicable best ...

    15 July 2016