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JRC fisheries experts will continue to support the process to enable sustainable fisheries in the Arctic in the future ©titomirez –

EU and its Arctic partners agree to prevent unregulated fishing in the Arctic Ocean

The European Union and nine nations have reached an international agreement to prevent unregulated commercial fishing in the Arctic high seas.

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The JRC’s data helps policymakers understand the most cost-effective strategies. ©Fotolia, dpreezg 2017

Lighting the world: electrification strategies for Sub-Saharan Africa

In 2015, the majority of Africans lacked access to electricity. With an electrification rate of 43%, Africa has by far the lowest rate in the world.

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This Scientific Opinion will inform future EU policies to help increase the quantity of sustainable food coming from the ocean. ©Alessandro Mannini 2017

Commission's top scientific advisers publish opinion on food from the oceans

The High Level Group of the Commission's Scientific Advice Mechanism (SAM) has published a new independent scientific opinion on Food from the Oceans.

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Africa EUMETSAT, 2017. ©ESA, 2017

Science for the AU-EU partnership

From air pollutant emissions to zooplankton productivity – over 30 years of JRC scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, "Science for the AU-EU Partnership - Building knowledge for sustainable development".

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Are you optimistic about our environmental future?

The Partnership for European Environmental Research (PEER) is hosting a celebration event in Brussels on the 28th November 2017 to reflect – together with stakeholders - on past successes and look forward to future research challenges. The event...

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Due to its breadth, the Jena experiment proves for the first time that a loss of biodiversity has negative consequences for many individual components and processes in ecosystems. Photo: The Jena Experiment

Loss of species destroys ecosystems

How serious is the loss of species globally? Are material cycles in an ecosystem with few species changed? In order to find this out, the "Jena Experiment" was established in 2002, one of the largest biodiversity experiments worldwide.

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Most of the main EU sugar beet producing countries expect above-average yields and sugar contents. ©Adobe Stock, author: Grecaud Paul

Rainfall affects sowing in northern areas

The November issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin Crop monitoring in Europe was published today, alongside three of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series: on Turkey, Russia and Ukraine.

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JRC scientists used a range of models and scenarios to assess the potential impacts of climate change on global agriculture. ©Fotolia, buraratn_100, 2017

Climate change and the food we eat

A JRC analysis of climate change and global agriculture looks to 2050 and provides valuable insights for a sector that will feel the heat from climate change – as well as from policies combatting climate change.

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Ten municipalities to become forerunners of the circular economy

Ten Finnish municipalities − Ii, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vantaa − have committed themselves to promoting the circular economy in an ambitious and concrete way. As the first Finnish municipal...

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The JRC presents the new Global Energy and Climate Outlook at COP23. ©European Union, 2017

JRC at COP23: a cleaner, greener planet is both possible and affordable

JRC at COP23: a cleaner, greener planet is both possible and affordable Limiting global warming below the critical 2C level set out in the Paris Agreement is both feasible and consistent with economic growth – and the knock-on improvements to air...

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