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JRC visit to Cambridge: 19th November 2015

The Forum, the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Environment and Sustainability and a number of the University’s Strategic Initiatives are jointly developing a pilot programme focused on green growth and sustainability.

A series of meetings in August and on the 18th and 19th November will start to explore areas of shared interested and collaborative projects related to biodiversity and food security.


Profiles of the JRC delegation

 

Dr Alan Belward
  • Head of the Land Resource Management Unit,
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Grégoire Dubois
  • Project Leader Biodiversity & Ecosystems Services (BES),
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Neil Hubbard
  • Head of Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit,
  • Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr Francois Kayitakire
  • Senior Scientist within the Food Security (FOODSEC) Group,
  • Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, based in Ispra, Italy
Dr Pam Kennedy
  • Senior Expert at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Stephen Peedell
  • Senior Scientific Officer in the Land Resource Management Unit,
  • Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (based in Ispra, Italy)
Jean-Michel Terres
  • Scientific Officer in the Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) Unit, Institute of Environment and Sustainability (IES),
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC) in Ispra, Italy
Dr David Wilkinson
  • Director of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability,
  • European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's in-house science service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.

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The Institute for Environment and Sustainability (JRC-IES) is one of seven JRC Institutes and its mission is to provide scientific and technical support to EU policies for the protection of the environment, and the more efficient and sustainable management of natural resources at global and continental scales.

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Focusing on crop production, agricultural activities and rural development, the MARS Unit provides timely forecasts, early assessments and the scientific underpinning for efficient monitoring and control systems. Their work serves the Agriculture and Food policies of the European Union, their impact on rural economies and on the environment, encompassing the global issues of food security and climate change.

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