PEER Locations

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



More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres

12/12/2019, Environment and Health, SYKE

Children like vegetables, fruit, and berries that they have grown and cooked themselves. Day-care centres can reduce their food wastage through long-term cooperation and planning. read more


More reliable information with Product Environmental Footprint

12/12/2019, Environment and Health, SYKE

There are dozens of different environmental labels and ecodesign tools for products in operation in the marketplace. The environmental information on products intended for read more


EU ecosystem services valued at almost €125 billion a year

12/11/2019, JRC

A recent JRC article describes a new method for assessing ecosystem services and their monetary value in the EU, and tracking their changes over time.   Based on 2012 data, the read more


New findings reveal a need to optimise the use of phosphorus in agriculture

12/05/2019, JRC

The first continent-wide assessment of the chemical properties of EU soils reveals high levels of phosphorus in agricultural soils.   Fertiliser use has an impact on agriculture read more


The wellbeing connection

12/04/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ

Leading the list of species with significant existence value to Germany – the Common Crane (Grus grus). Photo: A. Trepte,, CC BY-SA 3.0 DE

Soya and beef from South America, timber from Russia, fish from China - in an era of globalisation, central Europe has become a market for animal and plant products from all over read more


How to improve water quality in Europe

12/03/2019, Water, UFZ

The Danube is Europe’s second largest river and is used intensively by people. It is one of six rivers that formed the focus of the EU project SOLUTIONS. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Toxic substances from agriculture, industry and households endanger water quality in Europe - and by extension, ecosystems and human health. As part of the SOLUTIONS project, over read more


How soil organic matter composition affects carbon sequestration

11/27/2019, JRC

A recent Nature Geoscience article recommends that carbon sequestration strategies consider the inherent soil carbon capacity and nitrogen availability in ecosystems, as the amount read more


SYKE Policy Brief: Ecological compensation needs to be used to secure biodiversity

11/22/2019, SYKE

In ecological compensation local damage caused by construction or industry is offset by improving biodiversity elsewhere. The principle is that the compensation is paid by the one read more