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"The LandCaRe-DSS is a platform providing tools and information related to climate change impact on different land-use systems, supporting users to decide on issues related to climate change impact in regional agriculture."
"MODAM is a bio-economic modelling system that functions as Multi-Objective Decision support tool for Agro-ecosystem Management. It simulates farmers’ decision behaviour underthe assumption of pure economic rationality."
"MONICA is a dynamic, process-based simulation model for agro ecosystems, simulating water, carbon and nitrogen cycles in soil and crop and their combined impact on crop growth and yield. MONICA calculates a large number of state variables on a daily basis using a handful of weather and site information."
"N-Vino is a dynamic, process-based simulation model for viticulture, simulating water and nitrogen cycles in soil and crop and their combined impact on crop growth and yield. NVino calculates a large number of state variables on a daily basis using a handful of weather and site information."
"REAP provides scenario and modelling and policy assessment on the issue of Sustainable Consumption and Production. Designed by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology, REAP uses some of the most sophisticated modelling approaches to understand the material flows, carbon dioxide emissions, greenhouse gas emissions and Ecological Footprint of the UK, regions and local authorities."
"The SUSMETRO Impact Assessment tool provides information on the expected effects of spatial planning with regard to the self-supportive capacities of the region (ecological footprint) and the share of recreational and nature conservation facilities (land uses functions), offering cost-benefit calculations regarding the expected economic revenues."
"TechnoGIN calculates the required inputs (labour demand, fertiliser demand, biocide demand, water demand and the related costs) for given target yields in a crop rotation. The generated input-output and cost-benefit relationships for the main crop activities in a region are next used in an optimization model (e.g. (FSSIM) at the farm or regional level."
"A model that is specifically developed for the application at the European scale is VSD+. This system allows to calculate impacts of (i) air quality parameters, including exposure to NH3 and NOx and deposition of N and acidity and (ii) climatic parameters related to water availability and temperature on ecosystem services […]"
"WaterGAP is an integrated-environmental model, combining socio-economic drivers and climate change in a single, integrated framework. It was developed to model water availability, use and quality on a global level."
"PLUREL consists of five interrelated research modules: Module 1 describes the underlying driving forces (such as demographic or climate change, resource availability and economic crisis) of recent urbanisation processes in the form of future scenarios. Module 2 translates these general trends into demands on land use, resources and public participation in the interface between rural, peri-urban and urban areas looking at the pan-European scale. Module 3 studies the regional strategies to steer developments in the urban fringe, against the setting of these pressures or demands on a local,...
"Sustainable development is firmly anchored in the European Treaties and has been at the heart of European policy for a long time. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, gives a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. The EU is fully committed to playing an active role to maximise progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This publication marks the beginning of Eurostat’s regular monitoring of progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. The...
"CEC is thrilled by the participation, knowledge and network built through the Circular Economy Mapping Week held in over 65 cities worldwide during this past week [5th – 11th February 2018]. During this week, CEC Organizers voluntarily set up group sessions to map the circular initiatives in their cities. Workshops took place in 65+ cities, including Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Madrid, Montreal, New York, London, São Paulo, Singapore and Taipei.
The CEC Mapping Week had two objectives:
To bring together circular enthusiasts to discuss and learn
"This is the third in a series of reports on the circular economy in support of the framing, implementation and evaluation of European circular economy policy from an environmental perspective. The two previous reports applied a systemic approach to framing a circular economy and to the products within it. This report on the bioeconomy addresses circularity aspects of bio-based products and the sustainable use of renewable natural resources." (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/circular-economy-and-...