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The EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) seeks to promote economic growth and social cohesion without impairing environmental quality.

Environmental objectives must be weighed against their economic and social impacts. The Environmental Action Programme (EAP) is the EU's environmental roadmap to achieve the environmental goals of the Sustainable Development Strategy.

Within this context, SUSPROC analyses the relations between technological change, scientific developments, environment, economy and policy approaches. It contributes to policy developments with techno-economic analysis of technological options and policy measures, including Environmentally Extended Input-Output analysis, cost-effectiveness and cost benefit analyses.

The mission of the JRC is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies. As a service of the European Commission, the JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national.