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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115438
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Life cycle stages modelled in LCA
May 22 2019

A new brief prepared by the JRC explains how Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can be used to monitor, evaluate and forecast potential environmental impacts of bioeconomy sectors and the use of bio-based commodities in order to ensure that the bioeconomy operates within safe ecological limits. Different modelling principles are used to develop approaches suitable for a broad range of contexts and scales, from evaluating the environmental impacts of single bio-based commodities to those of strategic policy decisions.

Southeast Asia's forests are important reserves for tropical biodiversity and carbon storage
May 21 2019

A recent Nature article warns of the urgent need for informed and joined-up thinking in making decisions about the future of Southeast Asia’s forests in order to mitigate global warming and biodiversity loss.

The article compares the impact of socioeconomic scenarios of plausible futures on Southeast Asia’s forests, one of the world’s major deforestation hotspots.

Seaweeds can provide an alternative source of food, feed, fuel and livelihood for an ever-expanding population
Seaweeds can provide an alternative source of food, feed, fuel and livelihood for an ever-expanding population
May 21 2019

A new report gives scientific guidance to help meet a growing global demand for seaweeds while also protecting resources and the environment.

The yield outlook for winter cereals in the EU has slightly improved, thanks to favourable weather conditions in southern regions.
May 20 2019

The May issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe - was published today, alongside the Turkey edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series.

According to the crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, above-average rainfall in Italy, south-eastern Europe and south-eastern parts of the Iberian Peninsula instigated the replenishment of soil moisture reserves, which in several regions had been critically low, with substantial benefits for winter crops and the early development of spring- and summer crops.

Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the topping-out ceremony of a new laboratory at the JRC site in Karlsruhe, Germany.
Commissioner Tibor Navracsics at the topping-out ceremony of a new laboratory at the JRC site in Karlsruhe, Germany.
May 20 2019

Commissioner Navracsics along with Commissioner Oettinger took part in the topping-out ceremony of a new laboratory building at the JRC site in Karlsruhe, Germany.

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