"Euroabstracts" is published each month by DG XIII of the European Commission. It provides abstracts of Community RTD publications in addition to a review of RTD results, policies and activities. In the November issue, an article examines the Community's R&D Environment programme and its contribution to sustainable development. An overview of the LIFE programme reviews the Community's financial instrument for the environment and its role as a source of co-financing for environmental demonstration projects. A report on the Community's FAST programme on forecasting and assessment in science and technology addresses the main findings of a series of studies on the globalization of industry. Finally, an overview of a major study on renewable energy in the European Union examines its long-term prospects until the year 2010. The November edition includes some 30 pages of abstracts of recent Community publications on research, science and technology. These cover a wide range of subjects: chemistry, earth sciences, engineering and technology, energy, life sciences, materials, mathematics, computers and telecommunications, nuclear science and engineering, and physics.