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  1. Economic, environmental and social effects of globalisation

    EU Exports to the world: effects on employment and income  View all data per country on the interactive map The JRC provides scientific policy support to DG Trade by performing Input-Output analysis oriented to quantify the numbers of jobs and value added ...

    23 June 2015

  2. Ocean Colour: Essential climate variables

    Ocean colour remote sensing primarily aims to derive the spectrum of marine surface reflectance from satellite observations. In turn, marine reflectance can be used to determine inherent optical properties (absorption and back-scattering coefficients) and ...

    20 March 2015

  3. Sustainable Product Policy

    The JRC supports the implementation of European sustainable product policies such as EU Ecolabel, Green Public Procurement, Eco-design of Energy-Related Products (ErP),and Energy Label. Its main tasks are: providing all technical, economic and environment ...

    02 September 2015

  4. Waste and recycling

    Today more than ever, the European Commission is working hard to preserve our limited resources. In 2004, it launched the Thematic Strategy on Prevention and Recycling of Waste. This long-term strategy aims at helping Europe to become a recycling society ...

    02 September 2015

  5. Sustainable production: best available techniques

    Industrial production processes account for a considerable share of the overall pollution in Europe. The EU has a set of common rules for permitting and controlling industrial installations described in the Industrial Emissions Directive 2010/75/EU (IED). ...

    02 September 2015

  6. Sustainable production and consumption

    Sustainable development stands for meeting the needs of present generations without jeopardizing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Social, economic and environmental issues are inseparable and interdependent. The EU has mainstream ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Reference materials for environmental analysis

    The protection of the environment is amongst the highest priorities worldwide. The identification of environmental pollution is based on monitoring campaigns that periodically assess the quality of our water, soil and air. The reliability and comparabilit ...

    02 September 2015

  8. Radioactive environmental monitoring

    Monitoring artificial radioactivity in the environment is of utmost importance in order to verify that there is compliance with the Basic Safety Standards (Euratom/96/29 currently being revised) and to monitor tendencies over time. Under the Euratom Treat ...

    02 September 2015

  9. Natural radiation

    In the absence of nuclear accidents with a major release of radioactive material to the environment, the annual dose received by the public at large is almost completely due to exposure to natural radioactivity. In order to provide the public with a more ...

    01 September 2015

  10. Input-output economics

    Sustainable production and consumption can only be addressed by giving due consideration to economic, social and environmental variables. Policies and measures oriented to support growth and employment must be compatible with long-term sustainability and ...

    30 May 2015

  11. Best environmental management practice

    Organisations of all sizes and kinds have a large scope for improving their environmental performance. With motivations ranging from eco-efficiency to reputation and concerns about the sustainability of their business, many organisations try to reduce the ...

    11 June 2015

  12. Coastal and marine environment

    The coastal and marine environment is a major provider of goods and services, such as food, fossil fuels, construction materials, transport and recreation. It also hosts an invaluable biodiversity that forms complex ecosystems which are threatened by huma ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Environmental monitoring

    Environmental monitoring can be described as a programme of recurring, systematic studies that reveals the state of the environment. The specific aspects of the environment to be studied are determined by environmental objectives and environmental legisla ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Sentinel-3 data to allow closer look at Black Sea environmental state

    22 Jun 2016 A major oceanographic campaign led by the JRC is underway in the Black Sea. It will allow scientists to thoroughly examine the biological and optical features of a marine region of utmost political and economic importance that is highly influe ...

    22 June 2016

  15. New waste water emission standards for the European chemical industry

    09 Jun 2016 The Official Journal of the European Union published today the Best Available Techniques (BAT) conclusions for Common Waste Water and Waste Gas Treatment/Management Systems in the Chemical Sector. These BAT conclusions address a number of issu ...

    09 June 2016

  16. Ocean acidification exacerbated by emissions from ships on major shipping routes

    08 Jun 2016 The theme of the 2016 World Oceans Day celebrated on 8 June is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet". The day coincides with the official publication of a new JRC study simulating the impact of SO 2 emissions from ships on ocean acidification. ...

    09 June 2016

  17. Fukushima radioactivity diluted in the Pacific makes tracing ocean currents possible

    07 Jun 2016 Very little is known about ocean currents and generally about dynamics in the oceans. But radioactivity released into the Pacific by the Fukushima nuclear accident, which was quickly diluted to harmless levels, has allowed scientists to trace ...

    07 June 2016

  18. Global precipitation like you’ve never seen it before!

    03 Jun 2016 Accurate information on precipitation (i.e. rainfall and snowfall) is a prerequisite for almost any scientific undertaking related to hydrological issues. An international team of researchers headed by scientists from the Joint Research Centre ...

    03 June 2016

  19. European Commission and Member States encouraged to use EASIN

    31 May 2016 The steady increase in both international trade and connectivity has favoured the long-distance introduction of alien species, some of which have a tendency to become invasive. This problem has severely affected Europe, where more than14 000 a ...

    31 May 2016

  20. From concept to reality: novel surface water reference materials used in two laboratory intercomparisons

    27 May 2016 Scientists from 11 research organisations – including the JRC-  have demonstrated the quality and applicability of whole water reference materials for the determination of organic contaminants in natural waters. This work is supporting the imp ...

    27 May 2016

  21. Could dams replace glaciers in the Alps?

    20 May 2016 Future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat could be substantially mitigated by water management in reservoirs. This is the result of a study led by the JRC and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. ...

    20 May 2016

  22. Fighting marine eutrophication requires nutrient input reductions

    17 May 2016 In a recently published technical report that assesses coastal and marine eutrophication based on data from ecosystem modelling, JRC scientists find increasing eutrophication problems that will require further nutrient reduction measures.   Th ...

    17 May 2016

  23. State of the World’s Plants Symposium 

    11 May 2016 to 12 May 2016 The State of the World’s Plants Symposium will accompany the launch of a ground-breaking new report highlighting the global status of plants, to be released on 10 May 2016. An annual review of the major issues affecting plant di ...

    04 April 2016

  24. Updated version of the EASIN website is online

    04 May 2016 The European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN) Team is glad to announce that the new EASIN website is ready and online! The new website, which was built using cutting-edge technology, allows for a more efficient flow of data and inform ...

    04 May 2016

  25. International Conference on Regional Climate CORDEX 2016

    17 May 2016 to 20 May 2016 The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2016 (ICRC-CORDEX 2016), organised by the World Climate Research Programme, will bring together the the international community involved in regional climate research, focus ...

    16 March 2016