Maria Betti IES Director
A healthy environment is one of the cornerstones of the European model of sustainable development. Moreover, our natural and cultural heritage defines our common European identity and thus its preservation for present and future generations is one of our utmost responsibilities.
As a European centre of scientific and technical reference covering the entire range of environmental sciences, the JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is at the forefront in providing research-based support for the development and implementation of European environmental policies. The IES is not only a respected partner of many first class research institutes in Member States, Candidate Countries and further afield, but, together with strategic partners like the European Environment Agency and the European Space Agency, is also a key player in delivering results of cutting-edge basic and applied environmental research to society.