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

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Eeva Primmer appointed new research director of SYKE

Dr Eeva Primmer, PhD in Agriculture and Forestry, Docent (Adjunct Professor) in Environmental Policy at the University of Helsinki, has been appointed as the new Research Director of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). She will take up her... read more >>


Large EU Life project for Finland to mitigate climate change

The European Commission has granted 9.1 million euros to Finland to help mitigate climate change. The ‘Towards Carbon Neutral Municipalities’ (CANEMURE) project, which has been approved for the Life programme, will promote practical measures to... read more >>


PEER project about SDG implementation and management

On the 26th and 27th of November an international team of scientists who form the PEER group met at DCE, Aarhus University to discuss the progress of the project which deals with risk management across the SDG’s set down by the UN. read more >>


Scientists investigate effects of cattle manure on water quality

JRC scientists have started investigating how chemical substances migrate from cattle manure to water. The research aims at minimising contamination risks in the context of circular economy. read more >>


Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland 2018: The status of natural habitats continues to deteriorate

The threat status of habitat types in Finland was evaluated for the second time. Almost half (48%) of the nearly 400 habitat types across the country were assessed to be threatened. In southern Finland, the proportion of threatened habitats is... read more >>


Soil erosion decreases the soil's capacity to fight global warming

A JRC-led article published in Science Advances estimates that accelerated soil erosion will lead to additional carbon losses from agricultural land to the atmosphere, thus increasing the effect of climate change. read more >>


Bringing crop yield forecasts to you since 1993

Since 25 years, the JRC's 'MARS' Bulletins bring independent and timely forecasts on crop yields in Europe to inform the management of the European agricultural market. read more >>


Arctic climate change has global scale impacts, say the climate specialists

The Arctic is changing rapidly as a result of global climate change. “Over the past five years, warm Arctic temperatures and large sea-ice deficits show contemporary climate states outside of previous experience. We have already lost 75% of the sea... read more >>


Fallen through the net?

The Scarce Copper (Lycaena virgaureae) and the Sooty Copper (Lycaena tityrus). Photo: Petra Druschky, Wandlitz

The European network of protected areas, "Natura 2000", has not yet been able to stop the decline of butterflies in Germany. read more >>


More floods and water scarcity ahead, but there is still time to mitigate their severity

Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent if the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change are met. read more >>