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  1. Quantifying biodiversity footprints of Dutch economic sectors: A global supply-chain analysis

    Economic sectors contribute to biodiversity loss through environmental pressures, such as land use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, both directly via their production processes and indirectly...

  2. Bringing EU policy into line with the Planetary Boundaries

    The Planetary Boundaries framework proposes quantitative limits for human perturbation of critical Earth system processes, defining a global "safe operating space". The framework can help...

  3. Spatiotemporal dynamics of soil phosphorus and crop uptake in global cropland during the 20th century

    Phosphorus (P) plays a vital role in global crop production and food security. In this study, we investigate the changes in soil P pool inventories calibrated from historical countrywide crop P...

  4. Hunting is a major threat to wildlife in tropical regions

    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...

  5. Perspectives on the future of nature in Europe: storylines and visualisations

    The occurrence of many species in the EU is expected to decline further, making it difficult to achieve the 2050 policy vision. The Nature Outlook study elaborates four perspectives on the future...

  6. The application of natural capital accounting in Dutch energy and water policies

    Information from environmental accounts is highly relevant to improve policy-making. PBL, VU Amsterdam and Statistics Netherlands evaluated the role of these accounts in the Dutch implementation of...

  7. Assessing the ambition of post-2020 climate targets: a comprehensive framework

    One of the most fundamental questions surrounding the new Paris Agreement is whether countries’ proposals to reduce GHG emissions after 2020 are equally ambitious, considering differences in...

  8. Food for a circular economy

    The circular economy is high on national and international agendas. A circular economy is targeted at an optimum use and reuse of natural resources, raw materials and products.

  9. Are Dutch residents ready for a more stringent policy to enhance the energy performance of their homes?

    Investments in the energy performance of houses offer good prospects for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. However, people are not easily convinced of the need to take measures to...

  10. European nature in the plural

    The occurrence of many species in the EU is expected to further decline, making it difficult to reach the 2050 policy vision. This study elaborates four ‘perspectives’ on the future of nature in...