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Urban Indicators for Sustainable Cities: new In-depth Report Urban sustainability indicators are tools that allow planners, managers and policymakers to gauge the socio-economic and environmental impact of existing urban designs, infrastructures, policies, waste disposal systems, pollution and citizens’ access to services. They allow cities to monitor the success of sustainability interventions.
Science for Environment Policy, Wednesday 25 November 2015
Green innovations could cut carbon emissions from road projects by a third Carbon emissions from Dutch road networks could be reduced by almost a third if more innovative materials and processes were used, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the potential benefits associated with 10 innovations in road construction and maintenance, and compared them to conventional materials and processes.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 19 November 2015
Report: Towards a European Operational Observing System to Monitor Fossil CO2 emissions Final report from the group of external experts determining the need and opportunity for an independent European space-borne CO2 observation capacity to monitor and to verify the compliance of parties to international climate agreements.
European Commission- Copernicus, Monday 16 November 2015
New flood simulation tool improves collaboration on flood management A new tool for flood simulation and visualisation is accessible for both experts and practitioners, allowing them to collaborate better on flood planning and relief. Among other features, the new system includes 3D simulations, rainfall simulation and water flow data.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 5 November 2015
New report confirms robustness of global warming temperature data A new study confirms that historical temperature data records constitute reliable evidence of climate change. A computational scientist, carried out a new analysis of the data following suggestions that it was unreliable and that the rate of global warming was exaggerated as a result. / University of York, Monday 2 November 2015
Melting of Antarctic ice shelves set to intensify New research projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 and that by 2100 melting may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse, if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption continue at the present rate. / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Monday 12 October 2015
UNEP Chief Welcomes the Election of New IPCC Chair UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner today welcomed the election of Hoesung Lee, of the Republic of Korea, as the new Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on Tuesday 6 October 2015.
UNEP, Wednesday 7 October 2015
EU Parliament approved a budget line for the Arctic Information Centre The establishment of the EU Arctic Information Centre in Rovaniemi has taken an important step forward in the European Parliament.
Arctic Centre, Friday 2 October 2015
Cloud-based flood risk learning tool engages multiple stakeholders A pilot cloud-based learning platform that brings together multiple datasets, models and visualisation tools has been developed with the engagement of numerous stakeholders throughout the design process. This tool could lead to informed decisions about flood risk at the local level. These types of tools and frameworks are effective ways of facilitating better decision making.
"Science for Environment Policy": European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, Thursday 1 October 2015
Publication database for two Climate Programmes Wageningen UR Library has created a sustainable database for the research output of the ‘Knowledge for Climate’ and the ‘Climate changes Spatial Planning’ Programmes.
Wageningen UR Library, Wednesday 23 September 2015
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