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The EU works for you - Environmental research for today and tomorrow

Funded under: FP7-ENVIRONMENT


The environment and mankind are strongly intertwined. The environment is essential for economic activities, and it also provides for human welfare. However, increasing signals of degradation beyond environmental carrying capacity are becoming more and more evident. The most relevant is climate change. Its forecasted impacts - rising sea levels, extreme weather, and loss of diversity - will take a toll on society if we do not take action. The problems are not country-specific: environmental challenges have a potential impact on everyone, requiring an international effort to ensure they are properly addressed. With close to €852 million of funding, FP6 has supported almost 280 projects focusing on a variety of different topics. So far, the results achieved are being used to protect and manage the environment, find sustainable solutions for societal challenges and help policy-makers take the best decisions to ensure a safe world for future generations. This publication presents major achievements from a selection of EU funded projects under FP6 in 10 key research areas: climate change, natural hazards, environment and health, natural resources management, biodiversity, marine environment, land and urban management, environmental technologies including cultural heritage, earth observation, and assessment tools for sustainable development.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23870 EN (2009) 94 pp., Free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-NA-23870-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-11588-2
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