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Monitoring and tackling loneliness in Europe, released data from first EU-wide survey
Loneliness has been identified as a serious public health concern and linked to a number of factors, including poor health and low social connectedness.
Climate initiative cities boost renewables’ use, but still largely depend on fossil fuels
Nearly 7,000 cities, signatories of the world’s largest alliance for city climate action, the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCoM), report progress on energy savings and renewables’ generation.
Demography and climate change: new study explores links between the two mega-trends of our century
A new JRC study explores the connections, opportunities and challenges of demographic and climate change, and how these can be considered in EU climate policymaking.
EV charging infrastructure rollout: EU-US technical recommendations are out
A set of transatlantic technical recommendations for the upgrade and expansion of charging infrastructure will help set harmonised standards, remove trade barriers, and green road transport.
More vegetation in targeted urban areas can mitigate extreme heat
A new model based on satellite data assesses urban population exposure to land surface temperature extremes and evaluates the impact of urban greening in reducing heat exposure.
Forests can store less carbon than previously believed
Reducing the intensity of forest management increases carbon sequestration in forests. However, even if forest management were removed altogether, the mitigation potential of this strategy is limited.
Performance requirements for metal detection equipment in public spaces
New voluntary EU performance requirements for metal detection equipment will help ensure protection from security threats in public spaces across the EU
New study on invasive alien species pinpoints patterns of invasion across European ecosystems
Invasive alien species are a major threat to native biodiversity and ecosystems functioning, and can affect negatively human health and the economy.
Drought conditions threaten the economy and ecosystems in South America
Precipitation deficits, above-average temperatures and recurrent heatwaves are causing one of the worst droughts in decades.
Crop failures due to drought in the Maghreb
The May edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Global outlook for North Africa - describes one of the worst droughts in recent decades in the Maghreb area.