A recent JRC article investigates how regional climate warming is heating the Cold Intermediate Layer (CIL) of the Black Sea. This finding could explain why the Black Sea surface waters have apparently bucked global warming trend, and could have major implications for thermohaline circulation.
The soil experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s in-house science service, have just published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Portuguese language. The atlas was coordinated by the European Commission’s JRC and is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
According to the latest assessment of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), some progress has been made over the past two years towards the reaching 2020 biodiversity targets.
“The European Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group (BSG) is deeply concerned by reports that the UK Home Office is considering processing applications for “settled status” by EU citizens on an alphabetical basis.”
ECHA has launched 19 new public consultations on testing proposals.
Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led by the JRC.
The impact of heavy droughts, heatwaves and cold spells on energy demand and supplies would be lessened with seasonal climate forecasts that allow energy companies to better predict spikes in usage ahead of time, researchers say.
The European Union continues to support sustainable tourism development in the Western Balkans and has recently, in collaboration with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), launched a grant scheme worth 1.62-million-Euros that will be used to improve infrastructure and the quality of services along regional cultural and adventure tourism routes.
Without increased investment in coastal adaptation, the expected annual damage caused by coastal floods in Europe could increase from €1.25 billion today to between €93 billion and €961 billion by the end of the century.
The shift from a linear to a circular model requires a total reshuffle of the way we produce, sell and consume resources in our economy. This high-level conference will showcase cutting-edge retail & wholesale market solutions for a more circular economy, how to scale those up and how regulation can enable fast deployment.