PEER members are dedicated exclusively to environmental research focusing on the interaction between man and the environment and sustainable development.



PEER combines forces to follow a joint strategy in environmental sciences, to enhance ecological research and to strengthen the knowledge base for the sustainable development.             


Strategic Areas

PEER has defined three Strategic Areas for research in our network: Biodiversity, Climate Action and Adaptation as well as Urban Environmental Sustainability.

11.01.2024 - 01:30 PM

Alternet and PEER webinar: Science-policy interface in practice

INRAE is organizing a PEER-Alternet Science-policy interface webinar on January 11, from 1:30pm to 3pm CET. The webinar will focus on the example of a collective scientific expertise at the request of public authorities on the impacts of plant...

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Welcome address of Mark Bailey, Director of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology


Child plays with building blocks. Photo: Falk / AdobeStock We are exposed to a large number of endocrine disruptors every day. Their health risks are the focus of the ENDOMIX project. Photo: Falk / AdobeStock
15.01.2024 - 04:57 PM

Hidden health risks of endocrine disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are chemical substances that may mimic endogenous hormones and thereby interfere with the endocrine system. The EU research project ENDOMIX, coordinated by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Germany, started...

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Wildfires in the Saxon Switzerland / Germany Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ Wildfires in the Saxon Switzerland / Germany Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ
15.01.2024 - 04:04 PM

Many Devastating Extremes in 2023 were amplified by Global Warming

In 2023, the world reached new record temperatures, with an unprecedented global mean temperature of 1.48°C above pre-industrial levels. These record temperatures strongly increased the intensity of heatwaves, droughts and extreme rainfall associated...

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