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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
In response to calls by the European Parliament and Member States for action to protect and mitigate the decline of pollinators and their habitats, the European Commission has today adopted a Communication on the first-ever EU initiative on pollinators.
The EU Pollinators Initiative sets strategic objectives and actions to be taken by the EU and its Member States to address the decline of pollinators in the EU and contribute to global conservation efforts.
A new JRC assessment of the future water resources of the Danube River Basin finds that climate change beyond 2°C would lead to increased flooding and water scarcity, significantly drier summer months and substantial flood damage in cities along the Danube River and its tributaries.
New ESAC will meet in December to review affinity reagents produced using animal-free technologies and methods for skin sensitisation.
The JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is delighted to announce the renewal of the EURL ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) whose members were formally appointed on the 16th of April 2018.