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New tool designed to help food industry set climate change targets


About 25%  of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are caused by the production and consumption of agricultural products.  A new tool has been launched which enables agriculture and food companies and others to identify reasonable greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the sector.

Income and energy efficiency projections key determinants of future CO2 emissions


To assess future climate change, it is important to have an understanding of future long-term emissions. A new study has brought together 6 different energy-economy-climate modeling teams to look at the sensitivity of future CO2 emissions to the major drivers. Economic growth and energy intensity are found to be the most important determinants of future CO2 emission.

Survey shows: Europeans have a broad conception of nature


According to a recent survey, Europeans have a broad conception of nature. For them, anything from primeval forests and swamps, to garden plants and large crop fields is natural. The survey was held in nine EU Member States. The survey was conducted as part of the Nature Outlook project by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.


Nature Outlook 2016

What is the potential of new coalitions of governments, businesses and citizens to contribute to the EU's biodiversity goals? In the Nature Outlook, PBL uses a new approach to explore this question. Based on the multiple visions that people and businesses have on nature, the study will elaborate four different perspectives for nature in the EU by 2050, exploring the synergies between them and identifying corresponding coalitions of actors. What are the actions they can take to bring desired futures near?

Cities in Europe and the Netherlands

Cities are expected to play a key role in delivering the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, green and inclusive growth. Cities and urban areas in Europe presented in 25 infographics.

One-page website on water safety

The Netherlands is currently the best protected delta in the world. However, flooding can never be ruled out completely. In terms of consequences, floods are among the worst disasters that can hit the Netherlands. This onepager shows the possibilities to reduce the number of potential casualties and decrease social disruption.

One-pager on global CO2

Are global CO2 emissions still rising? This one-pager answers questions such as: which countries are the largest emitters? And have developed countries reduced their emissions? PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency presents the latest facts and figures.

Biodiversity: further decline or bending the trend?

What is happening to life on earth? What are the pressures affecting biological diversity globally, and what can be done to stop its decline? This animated film brings you to the year 2050. The choices that we as a society make today will determine what the world will look like decades from now.