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Research green roof on the UFZ site in Leipzig Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

BlueGreen infrastructures for a new and resource-efficient urban neighbourhood

The UFZ is developing a management concept for handling rainwater in a cooperative design effort with the city of Leipzig, businesses and the investor.

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Study finds positive impact of trade agreements on agri-food sectors

The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector, according to a new study published today.

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Environmental sustainability of energy generation from forest biomass

A new JRC report on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU shows the need to recognise that sustainability of bioenergy remains a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all answers, but that win-win and lose-lose forest management...

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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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FINMARI and INAR RI both granted a status on the Finland’s national roadmap for research infrastructures

FINMARI and INAR RI, two key research infrastructures for the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, have been granted a status on the Finland’s national roadmap for research infrastructures.

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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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