The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is the largest and most comprehensive database on cities ever published.
Opening Speech by Commissioner Creţu, in charge of Regional Policy, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, at the Opening Plenary of the 9th World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (7-13 February 2018)
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) discusses how using European GNSS (i.e., Galileo and EGNOS) with Copernicus, Europe’s Earth Observation programme, can help the world meet its Sustainable Development Goals as set out by the United Nations.
Europe is expected to see a considerable increase in flood risk in coming years, even under an optimistic climate change scenario of 1.5°C warming compared to pre-industrial levels.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Banco Comercial Português S.A. (Millennium bcp) are joining forces to foster economic growth and job creation in the areas impacted by the forest fires that spread accross the north and centre of Portugal in 2017. The EU bank has granted a EUR 75m loan to Millennium bcp to provide financing in advantageous conditions to companies affected by the wildfires. Under the agreement, Millennium bcp undertakes to match the loan with at least the same amount. The final funds provided to facilitate economic recovery in the affected areas will therefore reach EUR 150m.
A summary of the exchange of views is available with a focus on environment and climate change issues.
The JRC has joined forces with the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.