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Soil is increasingly being recognised as a source and sink of greenhouse gases
©Fotolia, Author: ComZeal
Jul 20 2018

Speakers at last week's high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely underestimated in EU policy.

Andrea Kohl, Programme Director at the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) and speaker at the conference, is quoted as saying “Soil is a completely underestimated issue when we talk about climate change”*.

Jul 16 2018

The World in 2050 (TWI2050) initiative last week launched the report 'Transformations to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals' at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in New York. This report sets out six key transformations that will enable the world to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Deployment of JRC optical instruments near Svalbard
©EU
Jul 13 2018

The JRC recently participated in a measurement campaign to assess satellite ocean colour products in the Arctic.

Satellite technologies are an invaluable tool for detecting changes at the global scale through long-term and comprehensive observations. For example, analysis of the colour of the ocean can give vital information about the biological processes occurring in the seas.

Publication Year: 
2017
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC105978
Authors: 
DRAKOU Evangelia
KERMAGORET Charlene
LIQUETE GARCIA Maria Del Camino
RUIZ-FRAU Ana
BURKHARD Kremena
LILLEBO Ana
VAN OUDENHOVEN Alexander P. E.
BALLE-BEGANTON Johanna
GARCIA RODRIGUES Joao
NIEMINEN Emmi
OINONEN Soile
ZIEMBA Alex
GISSI Elena
DEPELLEGRIN Daniel
VEIDEMANE Kristina
RUSKULE Anda
DELANGUE Justine
BOHNKE-HENRICHS Anne
BOON Arjen
WENNING Richard
MARTINO Simone
HASLER Berit
TERMANSEN Mette
ROCKEL Mark
HUMMEL Herman
EL SERAFY Ghada
PEEV Plamen
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111820
Authors: 
SIMMONDS John
MANNINI Alessandro
VASILAKOPOULOS Paraskevas
Type:
Using agricultural residues to produce energy as an alternative to burning wood and coal can help preserve the environment
©Shutterstock
Jul 10 2018

How agricultural residues can be used to help meet local energy needs in Africa was discussed at a scientific workshop held in Dakar (Senegal) last November organised by the JRC, the Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar and the Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor. The discussion was framed within a Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) nexus* approach, which explores the complex interactions between the water, food (agriculture) and energy sectors and ecosystems.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC107974
Authors: 
SCHROTER Matthias
KOELLNER Thomas
ALKEMADE R.
ARNHOLD Sebastian
BAGSTAD Kenneth
ERB Karlheinz
FRANK Karin
KASTNER Thomas
KISSINGER Meidad
LIU Jianguo Liu
LÓPEZ-HOFFMAN Laura
MAES Joachim
PENEDO DE SOUSA MARQUES Alexandra
MARTÍN-LÓPEZ Berta
MEYER Carsten
SCHULP C.J.E.
THOBER Jule
WOLFF S
BONN Aletta
Publication Year: 
2016
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC105439
Authors: 
HOEPFFNER Nicolas
DERYCKE Pascal
DUBROCA Laurent
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110782
Authors: 
BORRELLI Pasquale
PANAGOS Panagiotis
LUGATO Emanuele
ALEWELL Christine
BALLABIO Cristiano
MONTANARELLA Luca
ROBINSON David
SDG 6 seeks to promote clean water and sanitation for all
©EU, by Paolo Ronco
Jul 04 2018

The JRC has contributed to the recent United Nations Synthesis Report on progress made towards reaching Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation), which will be used as the basis for discussions at the High-level Political Forum 2018 to be held this month.

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