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climate change

Tracking Land-Based CO2 Emissions Under the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement calls for global warming to be limited to "well below 2oC" and for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission “neutrality” to be achieved by...
climate impact

Measuring Climate Impact of Forests Management – a Groundbreaking Approach

This new system has been recently adopted by the EU as the scientific basis for integrating the land-use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector...
greenhouse gas

The Chemical Industry Can Achieve a 36% Reduction in Annual Greenhouse...

The JRC has published a pioneering study on the role of the chemical and petrochemical industry in reaching the EU climate targets. The innovative...
bioenergy

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

However, its climate performance can vary significantly depending on the production and processing of forest or agriculture biomass and the final use for biofuel...
sugarcane

Novel Nitrogen Management Method Helps Mitigate GHG Emissions of Sugarcane Fields

Discovering how soil microorganisms process the fertilizer and organic residues used in sugarcane cultivation can help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and make ethanol production...
continental breakup

Continental Breakup Triggered Massive CO2, GHG Emissions

Rate of change slower than today but knowledge will help plan for future warmingCurrently human activity is the primary driver of elevating atmospheric CO2,...
greenhouse gases

Global CO2 Emissions Stalled for the Third Year in a Row

The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O).Global...
Automated Road Transport

Coordinated Automated Road Transport – a Transport R-Evolution?

The JRC study "The r-evolution of driving: from Connected Vehicles to Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART)", explores Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for...
methane

New Technologies for Vinasse Storage and Transportation Reduce Methane Emissions

New technologies used by sugar mills to transport and store vinasse have reduced greenhouse gas emissions during the process of producing ethanol from sugarcane.This...
Global Warming

Environmentally-Friendly Refrigerants to Help Reduce Global Warming

This year the UAE has joined more than 100 countries in committing to limit and mitigate climate change by ratifying the Paris Agreement, which...
global warming

New evidence confirms human activities drive global warming

A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions...
carsharing

Car Sharing Increases Mobility, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the first-ever North American one-way carsharing impact study, the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) reveals that car2go has a substantive impact on improving...
Greenhouse

Microbial Community Dynamics Dominate Greenhouse Gas Production in Thawing Permafrost

The Science Northern permafrost ecosystems are changing rapidly, with rising temperatures causing many previously frozen environments to become wetlands such as fens. As permafrost thaws,...
Solar power

New Berkeley Lab Study Tallies Environmental and Public Health Benefits of...

Solar power could deliver $400 billion in environmental and public health benefits throughout the United States by 2050, according to a study from the U.S. Department...
UNCTAD

UNCTAD sees Brazil producing 10 billion liters of second-generation ethanol by...

To meet the targets presented at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in December 2015 in Paris, Brazil must achieve a 37% reduction...
transport

Alternative fuels for marine and inland waterways transport

A recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonisation of the shipping sector...
biofuels

Biofuels from algae: a budding technology yet to become viable

Despite high expectations and extensive research and investment in the last decade, technological options are still in developing stages and key resources for algal...
global warming

New evidence confirms human activities drive global warming

A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions...