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May 23 2019

The EU is seeing rapidly increasing competition from China for industrial and technological leadership, according to a new JRC report.

Soil erosion by water has a huge impact on soil productivity
May 23 2019

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year.

This lost soil reduces global agri-food production by 33.7 million tonnes, leading to increases of up to 3.5% in world food prices, and widens the competitive gap on world agri-food markets.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115438
Type:
Life cycle assessment can help monitor the environmental performance of bio-based products and systems
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.

China is rapidly becoming a major industrial competitor in high-tech and growth sectors.

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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109817
Authors: 
GIUNTOLI Jacopo
BULGHERONI Claudia
MARELLI Luisa
SALA Serenella
PANT Rana
LUSSER Maria
AVRAAMIDES Marios
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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.

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