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Slightly reduced yield outlook for crops in Europe

According to the June issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe, published today, the yield outlook for EU winter crops is slightly reduced for the third consecutive month. At EU level, the yield forecasts for soft wheat, durum wheat and winter barley are now just below the 5-year a

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Improved crop yield expectations in North Africa, except for Morocco

The June edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Global outlook for North Africa describes a cereal season marked by drought until February/March, accompanied by hot temperatures in Morocco and western Algeria.
This resulted in irreversible loss of yield potentials in Morocco, while in Algeria, despite

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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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Mediocre yield outlook for winter crops in Ukraine

According to the June edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin in the global outlook series on Ukraine, adverse weather conditions since the start of the 2021 – 2022 season have led to a poor yield outlook for winter crops in a major part of central and western Ukraine. Fair yields are expected in the east

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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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European IPPC Bureau

The European IPPC Bureau was set up in 1997 to organise an information exchange between the European Commission, EU Member States, industry and environmental non-governmental organisations on Best Available Techniques (BAT) used to control industrial pollution.

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European Product Bureau

The consumption and production of products is responsible for a large number of environmental problems, ranging from pollution to air, water and soil to increased resource consumption and also negative health impacts.

Activities on this topic

Agricultural land covers almost half of Europe’s territory. Technological development, mechanisation, agro-chemicals and genetic research have led to...

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 establishes best environmental management practices (BEMPs) of organisations in order to produce Sectoral Reference Documents (SRDs) which are...

JRC research in this area supports the EU’s aim of addressing, mitigating, monitoring and adapting to the effects of climate change. This includes...

The JRC is committed to supporting the EU in limiting global climate change. For example, it provides expertise in modelling and evaluation of...

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

The scientific relevance, independence and timeliness of JRC crop yield forecast products and data are guaranteed by JRC crop forecasting research.

Digital Earth is a concept of an interactive digital replica of the entire planet that can facilitate a shared understanding of the multiple...

The JRC carries out research to foster the development of internationally accepted harmonised methods and standards for remote sensing.

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

The EU currently depends on – mostly imported – fossil fuels for 80% of its energy needs, which is problematic in relation to climate change as well...

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

The JRC carries out policy analysis and develops economic modelling tools in support to the EU's Common Agricultural Policy.

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...

Food contact materials comprise all materials and articles that come or are intended to come in contact with food, e.g. food packaging materials...

Through integrated research, the JRC supports the European Union in adapting to the effects of climate change. The research includes forestry and soil...

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's research addresses the global food security issue, with the demand for food likely to grow by 70% until 2050.

JRC scientific and technical support to policies for a more circular EU economy is necessarily based on a lifecycle approach, so that all relevant...

Hydrogen is the simplest and lightest gas in the universe. It is not a primary energy source, such as coal or gas, but it is an energy carrier...

The JRC's research on the impacts of climate change looks at economic impacts of our changing climate and includes the Projection of Economic impacts...

Sustainability science is a solution-oriented discipline that studies the complex relationship between nature and humankind, conciliating the mutually...

The JRC helps to strengthen the EU capabilities in maritime surveillance, by contributing to the development of the European Border Surveillance...

Raw materials are essential to our everyday lives. Millions of European jobs rely on the availability of raw materials. They feed the industrial...

The JRC supports a range of EU policy areas related to soil, including assessment of soil resources, agriculture and food security and addressing soil...

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

The JRC evaluates the effectiveness of climate policies, focusing on cost-analysis and environmental impact. It also specifically addresses the...

The JRC supports the EU’s initiative to reduce waste and preserve limited resources by for example, assessing waste streams with a potential for being...

The JRC supports numerous pieces of European legislation regarding water. This includes research on water quality and quantity, contamination...

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

With its expertise and broad scientific networks, the JRC supports sustainable management of water resources, from the Danube region and the...