The European Commission, DG XII, has published a catalogue of contracts carried out under the Community's specific research programme in the field of the environment (1990-1994) which was implemented under the Third RTD Framework Programme. The catalogue is published in four volumes covering different areas/topics of the Environment programme: - Climatology and natural hazards: Vol. 1; - Technologies and engineering for the environment: Vol. 2; - Research on economic and societal aspects of environmental issues: Vol. 3; - Global changes in atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemical cycles and their consequences for life on earth/Technological risks: Vol. 4. The first volume in the catalogue, which covers contracts in the area of "Climatology and natural hazards", is divided into the following main topics: - Natural climate change; - Anthropogenic climate change; - Climate change impacts; - Natural risks: volcanic risks; - Natural risks: wild fires; - Dessertification in the Mediterranean area. The catalogue lists all contracts financed in these areas, listing project objectives and contents, funding awarded, duration of the project and contact details of project coordinators and participants.