Press Release: Portuguese version of the Soil Atlas of Latin America and the Caribbean launched at 21st World Soil Congress in Brazil

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.

Press Release: High Performance Computing for a better agriculture

Using high performance computing resources, a team of researchers from Laboratoire de Chimie et Physique Quantiques de Toulouse aimed to understand the interactions between pesticides and a soil component. The results help us track pesticide levels in watercourses.

Statistics: Waste generation by economic activities and households

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Question for Written Answer: Exceptional drought affecting agriculture and horticulture

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Question for Written Answer: Touro copper mining project

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Written Answer to a Question: Sharing responsibility for greenhouse gas emissions and damage caused to the environment across the whole meat sector value chain

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Press Release: Climate change: is soil the missing link?

Speakers at last week’s high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely underestimated in EU policy.

Call for Tender: Providing support in relation to the implementation of soil and land-related sustainable development goals at EU level

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Agenda: Coreper 1 Meeting (20 June 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP IMCO Committee – Report back on Laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products (11 July 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues – Desertification (26 July 2018)

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Agenda: Coordination Working Party (FAO) (17 July 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Implementation of environmental legislation (28 June 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products (28 June 2018)

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Agenda: Working Party on International Environment Issues (Int. Chemicals / Synergies) (05 July 2018)

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Agenda: EP IMCO Committee Meeting (11 – 12 July 2018)

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Agenda: EP ENVI Committee Meeting (28 June 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: EP AGRI Committee – Exchange of views with Andrew McDowell, Vice-President of the EIB, on agriculture and bio-economy investments (20 June 2018)

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New World Atlas of Desertification shows unprecedented pressure on the planet’s natural resources

Today, the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, is publishing a new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification, offering a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP ENVI Committee – Exchange of views with Mr Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission as part of the structured dialogue (20 June 2018)

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OPP Meeting Summary: Agriculture and Fisheries Council – post 2020 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (18 June 2018)

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EU priorities in the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation: Council conclusions

On 13 June 2018 the Council adopted conclusions on the EU and its member states’ medium-term priorities for the Food and Agriculture Organisation  of the United Nations (FAO).

Background paper: Desertification in the EU

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Official Journal (L Series): Council Decision (EU) 2018/826 of 28 May 2018 on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Lebanon setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Republic of Lebanon in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA)

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