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We already have climate solutions – How can Finland meet the challenges set by the IPCC report?

The report on the Physical Science Basis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, published on Monday states that human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe. This will...

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Blogpost: Forest management policy from a Finnish perspective

The EU Forest Strategy has been the topic at Finnish family gatherings, summer events and in the social media during the peak of our holiday season. The debates about the Forest Strategy have portrayed a fierce disagreement over goals and means. The...

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US importers and consumers are affected by US tariffs on aluminium

US tariffs on aluminium increased prices for US importers and consumers without any major effect on US imports from the EU and on global overcapacity, according to an assessment published today by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre...

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Recommendation for the collection and recycling of light-EV batteries

A study recently published by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries – those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new...

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Catching a big blue barrel floating on the ocean surface in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch from the German research vessel SONNE during expedition SO268/3 crossing the North Pacific Ocean. Photo: Roman Kroke / UFZ

Is global plastic pollution nearing an irreversible tipping point?

Current rates of plastic emissions globally may trigger effects that we will not be able to reverse, argues a new study by researchers from Sweden, Norway and Germany published on July 2nd in Science. According to the authors, plastic pollution is a...

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How JRC scientists are filling the data gaps for greener everyday products

We all have our own morning routines: rising from bed, jumping in the shower, getting dressed - maybe making a morning coffee or breakfast for the kids - and starting to think about the day.

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New project creates tools for monitoring the Arctic and adapting to the changing environment

The European Union will provide 15 million euros from the Horizon 2020 Programme to fund the Arctic PASSION project for the period 2021 to 2025. A consortium of 35 partners will promote the integration of international environmental observing systems...

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New framework provides insights into cross-border climate change impacts

Climate change impacts such as droughts, floods and storms may have consequences that extend to locations and jurisdictions far distant from their initial impact. Such cross-border impacts can cause severe disruption to societies and livelihoods. The...

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African Union – European Union science network brings evidence to agricultural policy

Two years on from its inception, the activities, achievements and way forward for the Pan African Network for Economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP) are presented today at the African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) agriculture ministerial...

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Actions to reduce pharmaceutical emissions in the Baltic Sea region

Hundreds of different medicines are consumed in the Baltic Sea region daily. Medicines benefit human and animal health, but after the use many of them end up to environment and can cause adverse effects to wildlife.

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