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Research at JRC in support of EU climate change policy making

Funded under: FP6-JRC


In recent years the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has focussed its resources to respond to the Scientific and Technical (S/T) challenges arising from the multi-faceted aspects of EU policy. It has done so by organising its activities around the main policy areas and by establishing synergies with other sources of S/T support available in the Member States and by collaborating with EU Agencies and International Organizations.
Implementing and Monitoring the Kyoto Protocol and developing post-2012 climate change policy is definitely an area where an integrated approach to the provision of S/T support is required. There is a clear need to understand interactions between climate change, technological change, competitiveness and different regulatory and policy approaches (e.g. economic instruments and flexible mechanisms). A strong research base must underpin such objectives.
This booklet presents the results of JRC research activities being conducted as part of the 6th Framework Program (2003-2006). Many of these activities are directly supporting the EU policy making process.
During the 7th Framework Program (2007-2013) these and other activities will be coordinated within a coherent framework. This will enhance the effectiveness of the S/T support, in particular to the Directorate-General Environment, which is guiding the EU climate change policy making process.

Additional information

Authors: RAES F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21855 EN (2005), 40 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
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