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Droughts similar to those of 2018 could become common as early as 2043.
Droughts similar to those of 2018 could become common as early as 2043.
Jun 17 2019
A recent JRC article warns that the extreme drought conditions that affected central and northern Europe's 2018 spring/summer growing season could become the norm within 25 years.

The LULUCF (Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry) sector is part of the National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories that parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) must prepare, with different obligations for developed and developing countries.

Acronym: 
LULUCF Activities
Image: Product design for ease of disassembly will vastly improve the recyclability of products
Product design for ease of disassembly will vastly improve the recyclability of products
Jun 14 2019

A joint KU Leuven and JRC scientific paper proposes a new robust ease of Disassembly Metric (eDiM) to calculate the disassembly time of products for repair, reuse and component harvesting.

By categorising disassembly tasks in six categories, this method provides insights on which disassembly tasks are the most time consuming and how the product design could be improved.

Image: workshop: Extreme Events and Energy Transitions - Tackling the Challenges of Climate Change by Integrating Social and Complex Systems Science
Sep 23 2019
Sep 27 2019
Ispra
(IT)

Human activities exposes us to ever more frequent extreme events such as:

  • power black-outs
  • droughts
  • extended floods

This poses challenges to energy sustainability and actions to tackle climate change through renewable energies.

The workshop on extreme events and energy transitions aims at exploring how enable important advancements in this area by

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113356
Authors: 
GIRGIN Serkan
NECCI Amos
KRAUSMANN Elisabeth
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116894
Authors: 
GIECHASKIEL Barouch
ZARDINI Alessandro
CLAIROTTE Michael
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115091
Authors: 
GRIGORATOS Theodoros
MARTINI Giorgio
CARRIERO Massimo
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116711
Authors: 
VANDECASTEELE Ine
BARANZELLI Claudia
SIRAGUSA Alice
AURAMBOUT Jean Philippe
ALBERTI Valentina
ALONSO RAPOSO Maria
ATTARDO Carmelo
AUTERI Davide
RIBEIRO BARRANCO Ricardo
BATISTA E SILVA Filipe
BERTOLDI Paolo
BONO Flavio
BUSSOLARI Ioris
LOURO CALDEIRA Sandra
CARLSSON Johan
CHRISTODOULOU Aris
CIUFFO Biagio
CORRADO Sara
FIORETTI Carlotta
GALASSI Maria Cristina
GALBUSERA Luca
GAWLIK Bernd
GIUSTI Francesco
GOMEZ PRIETO Javier
GROSSO Monica
MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA Angela
JACOBS Christiaan
KAVALOV Boyan
KOMPIL Mert
KUCAS Andrius
KONA Albana
LAVALLE Carlo
LEIP Adrian
LYONS Lorcan
MELCHIORRI Michele
MONFORTI-FERRARIO Fabio
MONTALTO Valentina
MORTARA Barbara
NATALE Fabrizio
PANELLA Francesco
PASI Giulio
PERPIÑA CASTILLO Carolina
PERTOLDI Martina
ROQUE MENDES POLVORA Alexandre
RAINOLDI Alessandro
REMBGES Diana
RISSOLA Gabriel Julio
SALA Serenella
SERRA Natalia
SPIRITO Laura
TSAKALIDIS Anastasios
SCHIAVINA Marcello
TINTORI Guido
VACCARI Lorenzino
VANHAM Davy
VAN HEERDEN Sjoerdje
VAN NOORDT Colin
VESPE Michele
VETTERS Nadja
VILAHUR CHIARAVIGLIO Nadia
VIZCAINO Maria Pilar
VON ESTORFF Ulrik
ZULIAN Grazia
Type:
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC114759
Authors: 
MATEO Ruben
GASTON Aitor
AROCA-FERNANDEZ Maria Jose
BROENNIMANN Olivier
GUISAN Antoine
SAURA MARTINEZ DE TODA Santiago
GARCIA-VINAS Juan Ignacio

The majority of the global population currently live in urban areas, and this is expected to increase in the future.

The importance and role of cities is increasing recognised - the future of cities will greatly impact all of our futures.

Our report "The future of cities - opportunities, challenges and the way forward" highlights the main challenges faced by cities and the people living within them currently and towards the future.

It also discusses some of the tools cities can use to face those challenges.

It covers, among other issues:

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