News and Events for Policymakers

Workshop series: Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe (First workshop 08.09.2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic and the substantial involvement of science in informing policy responses suggests that stronger and better connected science for policy eco-systems are essential for creating better prepared and resilient societies and...

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10 Tips for Researchers: How to achieve impact on policy

The JRC’s Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policymakers.

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Sustainable pathways should not leave the most vulnerable behind

Without integrated policies and international assistance to the less fortunate regions, the pursuit of climate targets could make developing countries slip back on key Sustainable Development Goals.

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Work in food or agriculture? We want to hear how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your business

The JRC has launched a survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the EU’s agricultural-food supply chain - from farm to fork.

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Efficient waste water treatment processes can help reduce the pharmaceutical load released into the environment

The load of active pharmaceutical ingredients released into the environment can be reduced by treating waste water at primary sources, such as hospitals, healthcare institutes, households and pharmaceutical industry, and by boosting waste water...

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Recent surge in EU forest harvesting, according to JRC study

The total area of forests 'clear-cut' harvested in the EU in 2016-2018 was 49% higher than in 2011-2015, according to a JRC study published in Nature.

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Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) on human skin. Photo: ©RealityImages / AdobeStock

Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species

In a new study, scientists from around the world warn that the threats posed by invasive alien species are increasing. They say that urgent action is required in order to prevent, detect, and control invaders at both local and global levels.

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The MAAMERI project investigates how the ecosystem of the Archipelago Sea reacts to changes in the nutrient load

Despite long-term work on water protection, the condition of the marine environment of the Archipelago Sea has not improved as hoped. The aim has been to improve the condition of the sea with water protection measures in the catchment area, but the...

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Climate emissions of municipalities increased by less than one per cent during 2018

According to a recent calculation by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), municipal climate emissions increased by 0.6 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year.

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A comprehensive review of the impacts of variable retention forestry and restoration methods in Fennoscandia — a shared view of an international research group on supporting forest biodiversity

Finnish, Swedish and Russian researchers highlight the ecological effects of forestry in Fennoscandia in five review articles published in the journal Ecological Processes. The summarized research suggests that the amount of dead trees in commercial...

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