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muscles

Therapies for weak muscles

Research into personalised interventions is helping pave the way for a new generation of therapies for weak muscles at the Balgrist Campus It is estimated that ten percent of the costs of health care in Switzerland (or an equivalent of 500 billion Euros per annum in the EU) being associated...
access control

Access control and what the future looks like

James Kelly, Chief Executive of the BSIA discusses access control and what the future looks like…
passport

Municipality issues passports in the middle of a shopping centre

The municipality of Frederiksberg (Denmark) serviced citizens in the preferred time and place of families with children. It was made possible by a high-tech suitcase from Biometric Solutions ApS. “We were present in the Frederiksberg Centre on Saturday June 5th from 10 am to 17 pm. Our event was an...
biometrics

Using biometrics to fight crime

INTERPOL highlights how biometrics can be used globally to investigate crime and tackle terrorism
internet

The European Union Internet Referral Unit at Europol

Corporate Communications at Europol outline how the internet has become a powerful tool for terrorists and how they aim to combat this problem Terrorists’ use of the internet and social media has increased significantly in recent years. Via the internet, terrorists can now reach millions of people with a single...

Making Europe safe for all

AG highlights comments from the EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dimitris Avramopoulos from a speech in 2015 regarding the European Agenda on Security, In today’s world, what does security mean? Feeling safe in your own home, your own town or even your own country. In the last few months, Europe...
data

GDPR adopted: what now?

The European co-legislator reached an agreement on the General Data Protection Regulation in Strasbourg on the 15th December 2015. While the formal adoption still remains to happen, the rest of the world can start working on what it actually means. We will have two years to dissect these new rules,...

Sustainable Energy & Utility Model Metropolitan, Brookfield Utilities UK

Brookfield Utilities UK (‘BUUK’) is part of Brookfield Asset Management, an NYSE and Toronto top 500 listed global investor in infrastructure founded in 1899 with $186bn assets under management. BUUK is the UK’s leading provider of energy and multi-utility infrastructure, making c2,500 new utility connections each week. BUUK has...
connecctions

Competition in connections

Competition in electricity connections is integral to the market; here James Veaney, Head of Electricity Connections and Constraint Management at Ofgem tells Editor Laura Evans why Connecting homes and businesses to the electricity grid is a great responsibility. That role belongs to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), located across Great Britain....
climate change

How much does it cost to save the world?

Georgina Dowling, Associate at Ramboll UK outlines the importance of investment in infrastructure to help tackle climate change In December, 195 nations reached a landmark agreement ‘to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C...
E3-Modelling

E3-Modelling research finds first-mover advantage for the European Union as frontrunner in climate action

In Paris, delegates from the 196 UN parties met in December 2015 to negotiate a global climate agreement. Countries accounting for roughly a quarter of global emissions met the March deadline to provide targets for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) while at the same time some of the leading...
COP21

COP21 – a historic agreement but the real work starts now

Petr Zahradník, Lutz Ribbe and Isabel Caño Aguilar members of the European Economic and social committee (EESC) highlight the key role of civil society in driving the low-carbon economy transition The Paris COP21 has led to a historic agreement to hold the increase in the global temperature to well below...

Understanding glacial archaeology

Associate Professor Ivar Berthling from the Department of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology explains why cold ice patches turn out to be landscape hot spots The mountains and polar areas of the world hold large quantities of surface ice. The most striking are the rivers of...

Through the ocean darkly

Carol Anne Clayson, Director of the Ocean and Climate Change Institute at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution details the impact the oceans have on climate systems In the final draft agreement adopted by the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris last year, the ocean is mentioned only once –...
ocean

Climate Change: Ignore the ocean at your peril

Niall McDonough, Executive Secretary at the European Marine Board outlines why the ocean should be part of the climate change discussion The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21 meeting in Paris in December delivered an ambitious agreement on mitigating the effects of climate change. Before Paris, many commentators...
Biological Control Fire Ants

The hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant.

Guadalupe Rojas, Juan. A. Morales-Ramos, Jian Chen, Michael Grodowitz, and Margaret Allen discuss the hurdles of Biological Control to control the Red Imported Fire Ant. The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta, is one of the most successful invasive ants and it is regarded as one of the world’s worst invasive...

The circular economy opportunity

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation sheds light on the circular economy and why it is an opportunity not to be missed Today’s linear economy – in which resources are extracted, made into products, sold and ultimately thrown away – arguably faces its biggest challenges, on a number of fronts. A range...
poultry

Probiotics on poultry gut health research

The chicken industry has become one of the fastest growing livestock industries around the world due to the demand for high-quality protein by consumers. Today, modern-day broiler chickens can reach a body weight of 2 kilograms by 35 days, which represents an increase of an astonishing 5000% of their...
soil management

Soil information for European environmental policy

The recent announcement “4 pour 1000” by the French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, communicating a new concept for mitigating climate change through the reduction of CO2 by an annual increase in soil organic carbon in agricultural soils by 0.4%, has demonstrated a new dimension of environmental politics....
LIFE

Investing in a greener future

EU Commissioner for the Environment Karmenu Vella explains how the EU’s LIFE programme can contribute to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and sustainable future Natural resources underpin our economy and our quality of life. But the world’s population is rising sharply, and coupled with the impacts of climate change, ever greater demands are...

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