Environment and Climate Change

Protection of the environment for future generations and efforts to limit the impacts of climate change are of the utmost importance in European and world policy. The international community has agreed that global warming should be kept below 2ºC compared to the temperature in pre-industrial times in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change. In addition to the obvious advantages, meeting the environmental and resource-efficiency challenges will bring about socio-economic benefits in terms of human health and well-being, as well as initiating growth and creating jobs.

Within the context of the EU 2030 framework for climate and energy and of European’s strategies on adaptation to climate change, EUSCP carries out research to mitigate the effects of climate change and to preserve the environment through its analysis of natural resources such as raw materials and soil, its monitoring of land degradation and desertification, by developing information systems on forests and forest fires, monitoring air quality, and integrated impact and sustainability assessment of EU policies.

EUSCP supports scientists and policy-makers in Climate Action and Environment.

Main topics belonging to environment and climate change

* Air quality and greenhouse gases
* Climate change
* Coastal and marine environment
* Earth observation
* Ecosystems and biodiversity
* Environmental monitoring
* Forestry
* Green and circular economy
* Integrated sustainability assessments
* Natural and man-made hazards
* Raw materials
* Soil
* Sustainable production and consumption
* Water