PBL hosts a number of thematic subsites. These websites are stand-alone sections of the PBL website, presenting information on scientific theme(s) or models, hosted at PBL. For information on policy related subject we refer to the topics.
Sufficient food for the entire world population while conserving biodiversity. Universal access to modern energy sources while limiting global climate change and air pollution. The report Roads from Rio+20 shows that the potential exists for achieving international sustainability goals on hunger, food production, biodiversity, and energy and climate in the next few decades.
The EDGAR information system is a joint project of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC-IES, Ispra, Italy) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and stores global emission inventories of greenhouse gases and air pollutants from anthropogenic sources including halocarbons and aerosols both on a per country and region basis as well as on a grid.
The FAIR model is a tool to analyze environmental and costs implications of climate regimes. The policy decision-support-tool FAIR aims to assess the environmental and abatement costs implications of climate regimes for differentiation of future commitments. The model links long-term climate targets and global reduction objectives with regional emissions allowances and abatement costs, accounting for the used Kyoto Mechanisms.
GEIA is the Global Emissions Inventory Activity. At the PBL-GEIA website the GEIA inventories on NMVOC Compound Groups, Ammonia (NH3) and Carbon Monoxide (CO) reside. These datasets have been constructed in line with the corresponding EDGAR inventories, which have been compiled by TNO and PBL.
The Global Integrated Sustainability MOdel (GISMO) is a modelling framework to analyse developments in Quality of Life in relation to social, economic and environmental changes (the three sustainability domains: People-Planet-Profit). The GISMO model enables analysis of the effects of specific policies on human development, such as poverty, health and education, and the interlinkage with the environment.
The GLOBIO3 model uses quantitative relationships between environmental pressure factors and biodiversity, based on state-of-the-art knowledge from literature. By combining the results related to individual pressures, the overall change in biodiversity is calculated in terms of Mean Species Abundance of original species (MSA) and the extent of ecosystems.
The GLOBIO consortium is a collaboration between PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), UNEP GRID-Arendal and UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). The consortium started in 2003. The main output of the consortium is the GLOBIO modelling framework, with the aim to support integrated global assessments.
The PBL Guidance for Uncertainty Assessment and Communication offers assistance to employees of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) in mapping and communicating uncertainties in environmental and nature assessments. In the Guidance special attention is paid to the following parts of assessments: problem framing, involvement of stakeholders, selection of indicators, appraisal of knowledge base, mapping and assessment of relevant uncertainties and reporting of uncertainty information.
The History Database of the Global Environment (HYDE) presents not only (gridded) time series for the last 300 years of population and land use, but also various other indicators such as GDP, Value Added, Livestock, Private Consumption, GHG emissions, and Industrial production data.
IMAGE is an ecological-environmental framework that simulates the environmental consequences of human activities worldwide. It represents interactions between society, the biosphere and the climate system to assess sustainability issues like climate change, biodiversity and human well-being. The objective of the version of IMAGE described here (version 2.4 released in 2006) is to explore the long-term dynamics of global change as the result of interacting demographic, technological, economic, social, cultural and political factors.
The Land Use MOdeling System (LUMOS) is a toolbox for land use modeling, with the Land Use Scanner and the Environment Explorer as its main components.
The LUMOS consortium is a partnership of governmental institutes, universities and commercial R&D parties, that conduct research on land use change and land use and spatial modeling. These partners have a long history of cooperation that has now been formalized in the consortium, which is chaired by The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
The National Focal Point (NFP) in each member state supports and assists the European Environment Agency (EEA) with collecting national environmental information and diffusion of EEA information. For the Netherlands the NFP is the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. PBL is cooperating with a number of other Dutch institutions with relevant expertise on specific environmental issues, monitoring and modeling so called National Reference Centres or NRC's
PHOENIX plus provides a population user support system to explore, develop and analyze different demographic scenarios at various geographical aggregation levels (global, regional, national and grid-cells).