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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

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Monitoring the impacts of Xylella fastidiosa

The plant bacterium Xylella fastidiosa severely damaged an estimated 6.5 million olive trees in southern Italy by 2017, and could cost the EU billions of euros in production and job losses.   These are some of the latest JRC findings presented at... read more >>


Mapping of risk for the Sustainable Development Goals

New PEER Policy Brief out now  


The forests of the Amazon are an important carbon sink

The world’s tropical forests store huge quantities of carbon in their biomass and thus constitute an important carbon sink. Photo: R-M-Nunes_Shutterstock

Innovative combination of forest models with satellite data provide more precise estimates read more >>


Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP) launched

Today the African Union (AU) - European Union (EU) partnership officially launched the Pan African Network for economic Analysis of Policies (PANAP Network).   The PANAP Network aims to strengthen the cooperation of researchers and policy makers... read more >>


Estuaries, changing environments

Between rivers and oceans, estuaries provide shelter to an iconic and at times threatened biodiversity, and are therefore particularly sensitive to the impacts of global climate change. Irstea scientists have been observing these ecosystems for... read more >>


Pesticides: Improved effect prediction of low toxicant concentrations

Crustacean Daphnia magna. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Toxic substances such as pesticides can cause effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed. This was shown by Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in their... read more >>


Four scenarios for EU agricultural production in 2040: win-win solutions are possible

A recent JRC-led article compares four different policy scenarios for EU agricultural production in 2040 and their respective impacts on European environment and biodiversity.   Results show that, if appropriate land use and land management choices... read more >>


Storing renewable energy to improve consumption

Storing energy, particularly on an industrial scale, is a key advantage in the efficient use of renewable energy. Funded by the European Union, the H2020 CryoHub project has brought together 13 European partners, including Irstea, with the aim of... read more >>


Water footprint of EU energy consumption: 1,301 litres per person per day

However, not all energy sources are equal. There are vast differences in the amount of water required to produce the same amounts of energy from different sources, especially renewables. read more >>


North Macedonian environmental management and its journey towards becoming part of the European Union

Towards the end of the autumn, during Finland’s EU presidency, it will be decided whether to begin European Union accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. These countries have implemented many reforms in order to make it possible to... read more >>