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  • air, water, soil, forest
    • assessment of quality, ecological status
    • pollution, including impacts of compounds on the environment
  • land degradation, desertification and deforestation

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EU climate targets: how to decarbonise the steel industry

The steel industry is responsible for around 5% of CO2 emissions in the EU and 7% globally. It needs to develop and commercialise new low-CO2 technologies within the next 5-10 years in order to be in line with the EU’s climate targets.

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Healthy soils, a necessity for the EU

Maintaining and restoring our soils is key to achieve climate neutrality, zero pollution, sustainable food provision and a resilient environment.

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MARS Bulletin January 2022

According to the January 2022 issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, which was published today, winter crops in most parts of...

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Energy efficiency in fisheries

With the rising cost of fuel, energy efficiency in fisheries has become a key issue for the sector's profitability, and the European Commission...

Global Human Settlement Layer Scientific Tool

The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) project aims to produce and analyse global built-up surface, population density and human settlement thematic maps to understand human presence on Planet Earth.

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Activities on this topic

Agricultural monitoring research at the JRC involves estimating cropproduction and supporting the implementation of the Common Agricultural Policy...

The JRC provides essential support to policy for improving air quality, including initiatives to harmonise air quality monitoring processes and to...

The JRC provides support to the implementation of the EU’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive using modelling simulations, remote sensing data...

The JRC supports the Commission’s strategy to protect ecosystem services and halt the loss of biodiversity, by carrying out activitiesincluding...

The JRC monitors the state and health of the environment by addressing a range of aspects including monitoring the state of biodiversity and ecosystem...

Our seas, oceans and coasts are important resources for the EU. The livelihoods of many citizens depend on the sea – fisheries of course, but also...

The JRC’s work on forestry covers a range of research areas, including forest monitoring, harmonisation of forest information and assessment of the...

The JRC supports the European Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection, addressing areas such as erosion, contamination, compaction, landslides andloss...

The JRC provides scientific support to the implementation of European policies that aim to ensure the preservation of freshwater ecosystems through...