News and Events for Policymakers

EU fishing fleet's profits decrease but remain positive despite COVID-19

COVID-19 severely affected the EU fishing fleets but their average profits are predicted to have remained positive in 2020, according to the JRC’s Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet 2020.

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The EU post-COVID recovery – strongly connected to all Sustainable Development Goals

The social and economic recovery after the coronavirus crisis will generate a more sustainable, fair, just and resilient EU, in line with the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals. The EU Recovery Plan will be a strong instrument for...

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Tractor spreads nitrogen-based fertiliser on field. Photo: AdobeStock Countrypixel

Dynamics in the root zone

Nutrient contamination of groundwater as a result of nitrogen-based fertilisers is a problem in many places in Europe. Calculations by a team of scientists led by the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) have shown that over a period of...

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Low water of the river Elbe (Germany). Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Central Europe: Dry Aprils pave the way for summer droughts

In the past 20 years, Central Europe has experienced six summer heat waves and droughts. Until now, however, it was unclear what factors led to these extreme events. Researchers from two Helmholtz Centres (AWI & UFZ) have now discovered that in...

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Eklipse & Alternet: Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe. Photo credit: Allan Watt

Eklipse & Alternet: Bridging the gap between policy and knowledge on biodiversity in Europe

Behind Eklipse is a row of three EU-funded projects coordinated by UFZ and more than 800 experts.

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Risk management needs center stage when implementing the SDGs

PEER-TRISD organized a workshop on the 6th of November bringing together experts from governments, finance, industry, insurance and research to discuss the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development.

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EU Soil Observatory launched to monitor trends of soil health in Europe

A proposed Horizon EU mission provides the blueprint for setting Europe on a path towards sustainable soil management.

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The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region in Germany. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Reservoir in the Harz region at risk of reaching Italian water temperatures

The Rappbode Reservoir in the Harz region is Germany’s largest drinking water reservoir, supplying around one million people with drinking water in areas including the Halle region and the southern part of the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Water...

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Leif Schulman the new Director General of SYKE

Today, the Finnish Government has appointed Leif Schulman, PhD, as the Director General of the Finnish Environment Institute for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 October 2025. Schulman will move to his new position from the University of...

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EU-wide monitoring system will track progress towards a sustainable Bioeconomy

A new monitoring system will help ensure that the European Bioeconomy contributes effectively to the objectives of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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