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The Environment and Climate Programme is a specific research programme of the fourth framework programme. The research on climate and natural hazards forms an important component of this programme. The main objectives of climate research are to contribute towards an improved understanding of the basic mechanisms of the earth's climate, the causes and early detection of climate change, in particular, due to human activities, the forecasting of seasonal, interannual and long term variations of climate change and the assessment of impacts on European land and water resources. Research on natural hazards (eg floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruption) aims at forecasting, mitigation, prevention of and damage reduction from natural risks. In this brochure some of the main features of research under these areas are briefly summarized. This research is managed in the Climate and Natural Hazards Unit (DG XII/D.2) by a team whose members are listed at the end of this brochure.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Information brochure: EN (1997) 5pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the DG XII Documentation Centre, European Commission, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2969823
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