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Accelerated greening is having a warming effect in the cold climates of boreal regions and an opposite cooling effect in warm climates of semi-arid regions.
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May 29 2017

A JRC-led article recently published in Science finds that the increase in global vegetation density has had substantial climate impacts in recent decades, with a warming effect in cold areas, and a cooling effect in warm areas. The findings emphasise the relevance of biophysical land-climate feedbacks, and may help the development of more integrated and effective climate mitigation and adaptation strategies.

EMHIRES dataset: Part II: Solar Power Generation: European Meteorological derived HIgh resolution RES generation time series for present and futures scenarios: Part II: PV generation uding the PVGIS model
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HULD Thomas
CARERI Francesco
ZUCKER Andreas
Each month, Elsevier's Atlas Award showcases research that could significantly impact people's lives around the world or has already done so.
May 26 2017

An international study warning of how World Heritage Sites are being damaged by human activities, of which the JRC was a co-author, has won a prestigious international award for scientific publishing.

Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern
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TSIAMIS Konstantinos
NUNES Ana Luísa
Congress on Food Fraud
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Jun 12 2017
Jun 13 2017

The “Food Fraud” congress, hosted by the BVL and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), will centre around the revision of the EU Control Regulation, which came into force in spring 2017. The new legal situation provides the framework for dealing in more depth with the implications of the new Regulation on the subject of food fraud. The event is addressed to all actors and stakeholders in this field.

Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives Better integration of knowledge and science into policy helps save lives
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May 23 2017

Natural and man-made disasters threaten millions of people every year and cause billions of property damage. How much do we know about them? And how can we use that knowledge to save lives and money? A recent report, compiled by the European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service (JRC), seeks to answer these and other questions and to help prepare for the time when disaster strikes.

Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake Amatrice on 24 August 2016 after the earthquake
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May 24 2017

One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the JRC Atlas of the Human Planet looks at the exposure of people and built-up areas to the six major natural hazards, and its evolution over the last 40 years.

JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment
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May 23 2017

From 16 to 19 May, the JRC hosted in Ispra (Italy) 101 postgraduate students and early-career scientists from 29 countries worldwide for the JRC Summer School on Alternative Approaches for Risk Assessment.

Sep 06 2017
Sep 08 2017

In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge to build more robust policies is highly challenging. Using evidence in policymaking is a complex task demanding a set of distinct skills and mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers.