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NetZero
02 Dec 2022

Climate technology pathways to net-zero emissions

Solar geoengineering and negative emissions technologies hold great promise for addressing climate change. Three top climate scientists have embarked upon the largest-ever, multidisciplinary review of more than twenty emerging technologies. Their ERC...
Low-carbon transition at least cost to society
10 Nov 2022

Low-carbon transition at least cost to society

How ERC grantee Natalia Fabra and her team in Spain shuttles between the lab and policy makers’ cabinets to make future EU electricity market work both for the people and for the climate. It was an April day in 2021 when Natalia Fabra, Professor of...
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04 Nov 2022

Hashtags activism and real-world change

Far from being disengaged from politics, young people have found a political outlet in social media. Such activism is happening both online and offline as political messages are becoming increasingly visual, says ERC grantee Eeva Luhtakallio. She is...
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19 Oct 2022

Are climate goals going up in smoke?

Amid soaring energy prices, people across the northern hemisphere are scrambling to find ways to keep warm as the chilly autumn evenings draw-in. Wood-burning appliances and pellet stoves may seem like a good way of keeping energy bills down, but...
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05 Oct 2022

The health impact of food additives

Whilst enhancing taste and appearance, some additives in our food may be having a negative impact on our bodies. ERC grantee Mathilde Touvier is disentangling mixtures of chemicals in ultra-processed food to understand how they may increase risk for...
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14 Sep 2022

Putting an end to bullying

Bullying can have a damaging effect on children’s health and wellbeing. Attempts to prevent such aggressive behaviour in schools have not always been successful. ERC grantee Christina Salmivalli is unravelling the factors at play in persistent...
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20 Jul 2022

Roma history beyond marginalization

As Europe’s largest minority group, the Roma have lived through the continent’s history but often receive a marginal position in historical accounts. ERC grantee Elena Marushiakova is set to change this. Through detailed archival research in Central...
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28 Jun 2022

Bio-based architecture for sustainable living

Construction contributes significantly to global emissions while it requires a large share of already diminishing resources like metals and fossil fuels. In search of more sustainable building models, ERC grantee Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen is exploring...
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21 Jun 2022

Unearthing the social network of trees

Beneath forest floors, a complex underground web of roots, fungi and bacteria connects trees and plants to one another and nourishes the forest. This subterranean network plays a crucial role in limiting the effects of climate change, although much...
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