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  1. Green and resource-efficient Europe

    Transitioning to a green and resource-efficient economy is seen to be a key step towards a sustainable, reindustrialised Europe. The development of a circular economy that is both socially inclusive and environmentally responsible requires systemic change ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Sustainable management of natural resources in ACP countries

    According to the United Nations, at least 17% of the Earth’s surface waters and 10% of coastal and marine areas should be protected. The current 13 000 protected areas are insufficient to ensure the survival of the Earth’s biodiversity. EU development pol ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report presenting the results of the 'Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe for energy supply' project. The project “Assessment and modeling of available forest resources in Europe ...

    30 April 2014

  4. The Congo Basin Forests- State of the Forests 2010

    Book presenting the state of the Congo basin forests in 2010, concerning the deforestation patterns, the trends in forest sustainable management and the threats to biodiversity. The forests of Central Africa are the subject of intense debate worldwide. Th ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Assessing REDD+ performance of countries with low monitoring capacities: the matrix approach

    Article presenting a matrix approach to assessing REDD+ (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) performance of countries with low monitoring capacities. Estimating emissions from deforestation and degradation of forests in many deve ...

    30 April 2014

  6. LPIS Quality Assurance Framework- ANNEX III: The concept of land cover and “eligible hectares"

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report describing the concept of the land cover mapping used in the Executable Test Suite (ETS) and the way to express the raw ETS observations (mapped land cover and landscape features) in eligibility terms, using an ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Les Forêts du Bassin du Congo- Etat des Forêts 2010 [The Congo Basin forests- State of the Forests 2010]

    Les forêts du bassin du Congo couvrent 200 millions d’hectares au cœur du continent africain. Tout à la fois, elles représentent la ressource quotidienne de 60 millions de personnes, produisent des moyens financiers pour les Etats de la région par l’explo ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Global estimates of carbon stock changes in living forest biomass: EDGARv4.3 – time series from 1990 to 2010

    Article presenting estimatations of the the carbon (C) stock changes from living forest biomass for all countries of the world, in order to complete the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector in Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Re ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios

    Article presenting the results of a a case study on sustaining forest landscape connectivity under different land cover change scenarios. Managing forest landscapes to sustain functional connectivity is considered one of the key strategies to counteract t ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Cartographie du couvert forestier et des changements du couvert forestier en Afrique centrale

    JRC article presenting the most recent results regarding the geographical distribution and the evolution of forests in Congo. Ce chapitre présente les résultats les plus récents disponibles sur la distribution spatiale et sur l’évolution des forêts du bas ...

    30 April 2014

  11. International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Data Network- Management of UUID and version number of data sets

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing the technical provisions for assigning and managing Universally Unique Identifiers (UUID) and version numbers of International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD)-formatted data sets, as well as s ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Updating an object-based pan-tropical forest cover change assessment by automatic change detection and classification

    Conference contribution presenting a method developed for the TREES-3 project (which produces estimates of tropical forest cover changes during the period 1990 to 2010), for the automatic processing of year 2010 with the assessment of performance of this ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Tourism Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Proposal of a New Methodological Framework for Sustainable Consumption and Production

    Article detailing the proposal of a new methodological framework for sustainable production and consumption with regards to tourism Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). Tourism has become an important part of modern life styles, besides being one of the largest a ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Central African forest cover and cover change mapping

    Article presenting the most recent available results on the spatial distribution and the evolution of Congo Basin forests, based on the processing and analysis of a vast amount of satellite images acquired over the last two decades. This chapter presents ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Chemical-monitoring on-site exercises to harmonize analytical methods for priority substances in the European Union

    Article presenting the main results obtained in the three collaborative intercomparison exercises carried out on European rivers (Po, Danube and Meuse), highlighting the gaps of the methods employed for Water Framework Directive monitoring. The Water Fram ...

    30 April 2014

  16. The role of science in tackling climate change: Impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptation

    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 ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Science at the core of water solutions- Some JRC examples

    JRC's scientific support aims at tackling related challenges such as water availability, quality, efficiency, protection of ecosystems and extreme weather events. (2012) 2012 Brochures Environment and climate change water biodiversity ecosystem resou ...

    30 April 2014

  18. JRC Newsletter March/April 2013

    In this issue: Editorial by Amalia Sartori, MEP and chairwoman of the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee. Cover story: Measuring global pollution and resource use footprint In the news: Bioeconomy observatory to map progress towards a post-pet ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Comparison of Algorithms for Estimating Ocean Primary Production from Surface Chlorophyll, Temperature and Irradiance.

    Abstract not available HOEPFFNER Nicolas Pierre ET AL. Amano 2002 Articles in Journals Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Energy and transport sea measurement resources research Corporate http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/1111 ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Measuring Uncertainties in Composite Indicators of Sustainability

    Composite indicators are very common in economic and business statistics for benchmarking the relative progress of countries in a variety of policy domains such as industrial competitiveness, sustainable development, globalisation and innovation. This art ...

    30 April 2014

  21. UNEP-SETAC guideline on global land use impact assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services in LCA

    Purpose: As a consequence of the multi-functionality of land, the impact assessment of land use in Life Cycle Impact Assessment requires the modelling of several impact pathways covering biodiversity and ecosystem services. To provide consistency amongst ...

    30 April 2014

  22. The Forests of the Congo Basin- State of the Forests 2008

    The principal objective of the SOF report remains to detail the status of dense moist forest in Central Africa. Its focus comprises the six Central African countries containing this type of forest: Gabon, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, E ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Opportunities and Threats for Bioheating in the European Union

    Bioheating is a key factor for the delayed progress in achieving the 12% renewables target in gross inland energy consumption of the EU by 2010. The key opportunities for biomass in the heat sector are to substitute/complement coal, the small-scale heat g ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Comparison of Environmental Impact and External Cost Assessment Methods

    Background, Aim and Scope. Impact assessment can be completed with the help of Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) as a part of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and External Cost Assessment methods. These methods help for project and product classification ...

    30 April 2014

  25. From science to support decision making: recommendations and challenges in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

    In the last years, several methodologies have been developed for Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) and some efforts have been made towards their harmonisation. In this context, JRC led a?science to decision support? process which resulted in the Interna ...

    30 April 2014