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Hunting is a major threat to wildlife in tropical regions

14-04-2017

Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions. A systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced loss of animal species was lacking so far. A study published in Science on April 14 fills this gap.

Food for the circular economy

28-03-2017

PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency has investigated the integrated approach that would be needed to making the food chain more circular. The policy brief Food for the circular economy distinguishes three challenges, in this respect: sustainably managing resources, limiting food waste and optimising residual streams.

EU nature policies become more effective if they link more closely to the wide variety of people’s values

23-03-2017

Halting biodiversity loss is a persistent problem. Taking the variety of people’s perspectives on nature into account could make nature policies more effective. This would require a many-faceted future nature vision.

Highlights

Opportunities for a circular economy

Countries in Europe can profit from a circular economy. This 1-page website covers all aspects of a circular economy, showing that it involves much more than merely recycling materials.

One-pager on global CO2

Are global CO2 emissions still rising? PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency presents the latest facts and figures.

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. This onepager shows the possibilities to reduce the number of potential casualties and decrease social disruption.

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.