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Scientists assess framework for depicting different futures under changing climate

An international group of researchers has assessed the successes and challenges of working with a set of global socioeconomic and climate scenarios called the SSP-RCP framework. The article has been published in the scientific journal Nature Climate...

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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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Fit for purpose: new reference levels to track climate impact of EU’s forests

Newly-adopted forest reference levels provide a robust benchmark to account for net carbon emissions from Europe’s forests over the next five years, according to a JRC report.

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Policy brief: How green will a bioeconomy be for our Nordic water resources?

In the future, our world may increasingly rely on renewable biomass resources for the provision of food, fodder, fibre and fuel. How this transition to bioeconomy will affect Nordic water resources, is something Biowater, a Nordic Centre of...

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IPBES WORKSHOP ON BIODIVERSITY AND PANDEMICS

Pandemics represent an existential threat to the health and welfare of people across our planet. The scientific evidence reviewed in this report demonstrates that pandemics are becoming more frequent, driven by a continued rise in the underlying...

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Sea-ice loss disrupts Arctic Ocean ecosystems and biogeochemistry

A new perspective review published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on the ecological and biogeochemical implications of the loss of Arctic sea-ice highlights the need for the production of new research knowledge to support global...

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First-of-its-kind surface water Atlas brings together 35 years of satellite data

The Atlas of Global Surface Water Dynamics illustrates the changes in the Earth’s lakes, rivers and wetlands over time.

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Commission launches knowledge centre to reverse biodiversity loss and protect Europe’s ecosystems

Today, the European Commission launches a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity: a one-stop shop for science-based evidence to protect the natural ecosystems that provide us with food, medicines, materials, recreation, and well-being.

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