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This publication provides general information on the European Commission's Environment and Climate Programme. Environment and Climate is one of the specific RTD programmes of the fourth framework programme (1994-98) and has been granted a budget of ECU 532 million over a 5 year period. One of the main aims is to gain understanding, in a global context, of the basic processes governing environmental change and climatic variation. The programme also sets out to assess the effects of environmental change (climatic and otherwise) on all socio-economic sectors. Another aspect is the development of technologies to monitor and protect the environment, and predict and reduce the risk of natural disasters. By adopting a comprehensive approach combining general science with the development of environmental technologies and taking socio-economic factors into account, the aim is to improve the quality of life for the people of Europe and build a firm foundation for sustainable economic development.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Information brochure: EN (1996) 7pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mr M Claessens, DG XII, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-826-9734-7
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