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The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following
©European Union, 2018
Sep 25 2018
The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following.
Science & Policy: What's on the EU's agenda. September 2018
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2018

Every month the JRC Science & Policy Briefing offers an overview of "What's on the EU's agenda", focusing on the activities of the European Institutions, on European and International Conferences/Meetings and on JRC news/press releases.

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Paper and pulp industry is the fourth most energy-intensive in Europe. Reducing its energy consumption could play a big role in Europe's transition to a low carbon economy.
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Sep 25 2018

Even with increased production, by 2050 the European pulp and paper industry can reduce its energy consumption by 14% and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 62% compared to 2015 levels.

The industry is the fourth most energy-intensive in Europe, so these reductions could play a big role in Europe's transition to a low carbon economy.

Plastic bottle caps and cigarette butts are among the most common litter items found on European beaches.
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Sep 25 2018
Over four fifths of the litter on European beaches is plastic, and over 50% is made of single-use plastic, according to a new scientific report.
The INSPIRE Geoportal helps discover, monitor and directly use geospatial data sets relevant e.g. for the European environmental policy.
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Sep 24 2018
The Commission has launched the new INSPIRE Geoportal offering easier access to spatial data in the EU.
Pulmonary edema
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Sep 25 2018

JRC scientists contributed to a review of the state-of-the-science on available mechanisms and assays to assess acute inhalation toxicity with a focus on non-animal testing approaches.

Scientists from the JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) joined a working group, together with other international experts, to assess acute inhalation toxicity.  They discussed how existing knowledge can be used to design effective non-animal testing approaches.

DigCompEdu Leaflet DE
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DigCompEdu Leaflet DE
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Sep 27 2018
Bruxelles
(BE)

Why do people migrate?

International migration will continue to be a significant topic for European and global policymaking.

Quantitative assessment presents factors that are the most important drivers of migration flows around the world.

This research could inform policies that help Europe to prepare effectively and to put international initiatives like the upcoming Global Compact for Migration into practice.

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You can register for this event or watch it live on 27 September, from 12:30 CET.

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