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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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Guiding Principles for Sustainable Healthy Diets

Today is World Food Day, a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger.   This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World’. read more >>


Plant Health: prioritising the fight against 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory

Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry. read more >>


Energy garden of the future combines sustainable energy generation, nature and landscape

Energy generation can be of value for landscape and environment. That is what the Dutch Nature and Environment Federations (NMF) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) want to show with the project of Energy gardens in the Netherlands. In the... read more >>


Future supply of raw materials must not repeat the sustainability problems of the past

Raw materials play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but their production and consumption can also have negative impacts. read more >>


Food, feed, fibres, fuels. Enough biomass for a sustainable bioeconomy?

JRC data reveals a growing demand for biomass in the EU, mostly associated with rising use of bioenergy. read more >>


Large research project on species-rich meadows in the Netherlands

A team of researchers of Wageningen Research is going to develop a typology of species-rich grasslands in the Dutch "Green Heart". The researchers want to gain insight into the yield, feed value and biodiversity of the grasslands, and see how this is... read more >>


SYKE Policy Brief: Quantitative goals need to be set for reducing use of raw materials

A circular economy makes it possible to significantly reduce the consumption of raw materials. The advancement of a circular economy requires ambitious quantitative goals for the reduction of the use of raw materials, according to the SYKE Policy... read more >>


World Water Quality Alliance launched to tackle global water crisis

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission launched the World Water Quality Alliance (WWQA) in Ispra, Italy, last week. read more >>


Independent Group of Scientists: The state of global sustainable development is serious, solutions exist

The Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the UN has assessed the state of global sustainable development as worrying. Although positive developments can be found in the world, certain issues may prevent further progress. The Independent Group... read more >>


European forests under heavy pressure from climate change

European forests are now heavily suffering from climate change. Latest reports state that mortality in spruce forests alone will amount to 100 million m³ this year. Furthermore, European forests face challenges with declining biodiversity, but also... read more >>