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  1. Lessons from temporal and spatial patterns in global use of N and P fertilizer on cropland

    Many high-income countries have experienced excessive nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) inputs from fertilizer and animal manure in crop production in the 1970s and 1980s. Landscapes have a nutrient...

  2. The impact of taxes and subsidies on crop yields. Agricultural price distortions in Africa.

    Agricultural taxes and subsidies are known to affect farmer’s production decisions in Africa, but their precise impact on crop yields and agricultural intensification across the continent is less...

  3. Indicators and modelling of land use, land management and ecosystem services

    This report provides the technical description of seven models on ecosystem services on a European scale. The ecosystem services included are carbon sequestration, erosion prevention, flood...

  4. A global model for mean annual river discharge

    This paper describes a global-scale regression model that quantifies mean annual river discharge based on a set of easily retrievable catchment characteristics (catchment area, precipitation,...

  5. BioScore 2.0, a species-by-species model to assess anthropogenic impacts on terrestrial biodiversity in Europe

    The BioScore 2.0 model analyses impacts of human-induced pressures on European terrestrial biodiversity. The model can be used for scenario analysis and the assessment of policy options. This...

  6. Citizens’ images and values of nature in Europe

    A survey amongst 9000 EU citizens reveals the images and values of nature in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The survey is part of...

  7. Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2016 Report

    In 2015, after three years of slow growth, the growth of global CO 2 emissions from fossil-fuel use and from steel and cement production was brought to a standstill. One of the main causes was...

  8. Potential effects of circular economy policies in the EU and the Netherlands on developing countries

    The circular economy can provide economic opportunities, contribute to a clean environment and make countries less dependent on domestic and imported scarce natural resources. A successful...

  9. African food supply in perspective

    The picture of Africa’s increasing dependence on imports and large-scale agricultural expansion to keep up its food supply needs nuancing. Domestic production increase was the dominant factor for...

  10. Subsiding soils, rising costs

    The PBL study Subsiding soils, rising costs provides a clear-cut overview of the impact of peatland subsidence and possible measures for both rural and urban areas. A directed policy adopted...