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  1. Food in a green light – A systems approach to sustainable food

    Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but requires a major shift in public attitudes, policies and knowledge, as well as seizing current...

  2. Does Urban Living Reduce Energy Use?

    The claim by Edward Glaeser and others that cities make us greener has been verified for the Netherlands, based on empirical data available on a detailed level. When considering ‘greener’ to mean...

  3. Trends in global CO2 and total greenhouse gas emissions: Summary of the 2017 report

    CO 2 emissions and total global greenhouse gas emissions are reported for 2016, based on the latest update of the EDGAR v4.3.2 database, using statistics, where available, up to and including...

  4. Evaluation Manure and Fertilisers Act 2016: Synthesis Report

    At least once every 5 years Dutch Parliament receives a report about the efficiency and the effects of the Manure and Fertilisers Act. In the report it is concluded that the manure policy has not...

  5. The Land-Water-Energy Nexus - Biophysical and Economic Consequences

    This report presents the first comprehensive assessment of the global consequences of the land-water-energy nexus in the coming decades. It provides a global outlook to 2060 for the major impacts...

  6. High-resolution assessment of global technical and economic hydropower potential

    Hydropower is the most important renewable energy source to date, providing over 72% of all renewable electricity globally. Yet, only limited information is available on the global potential supply...

  7. A picture is worth a thousand words: visualising the SDG challenges

    Over the last few decades, people have become increasingly aware of the global and systemic nature of many of our environmental problems today. This is recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

  8. Micronutrients for agricultural intensification – Is Sub-Saharan Africa at risk?

    There are no substitutes for micronutrients which are indispensable for plant growth and the human diet; nevertheless low concentrations of these elements in African soils are looming and a cause...

  9. Scaling up sustainable energy innovations

    Upscaling is critically important to enable a wide-scale integration of renewable energy sources. This paper mobilises literature on the strategic management of experimental niches to explore the...

  10. Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice

    Increasing economic inequality in cities, and the spatial translation of that into more segregated neighbourhoods, is top of the political agenda in developed countries. While the overall living...