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  1. Towards an urban preview: Modelling future urban growth with 2UP

    Future projections of global population distribution and urbanization become increasingly important in scenario-based assessments of climate related exposure and vulnerability. The 2UP model is...

  2. Circular Economy: what we want to know and can measure

    With the government-wide programme ‘A circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050’, the Dutch Government has outlined its plans for the transition towards a circular economy. To be able to track...

  3. Land-use emissions play a critical role in land-based mitigation for Paris climate targets

    Scenarios that limit global warming to below 2 °C by 2100 assume significant land-use change to support large-scale carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) removal from the atmosphere by afforestation/...

  4. Linking water security threats to conflict

    In the past decades, the relationship between water issues and conflict risks received much attention, both in the literature and the media. However, reports and publications warning about these...

  5. Interaction of consumer preferences and climate policies in the global transition to low-carbon vehicles

    Burgeoning demands for mobility and private vehicle ownership undermine global efforts to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. Advanced vehicles powered by low-carbon sources of...

  6. Implications of eutrophication for biogeochemical processes in the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

    Three Gorges Reservoir, the largest man-made lake in the Changjiang River  traps  a small fraction of the nitrogen (N) and dissolved silicate (DSi) inflows, and a larger fraction of P.  This leads...

  7. Operationalising the concept of a safe operating space at the EU level – first steps and explorations

    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 in...

  8. Towards a safe operating space for the Netherlands

    This policy brief discusses normative choices in setting national policy targets that are in line with SDG ambitions related to global environmental challenges. Based on scientific insights into...

  9. Reducing global GHG emissions by replicating successful sector examples: the ‘good practice policies’ scenario

    This article shows the potential impact on global greenhous gas (GHG) emissions in 2030, if all countries were to implement sectoral climate policies similar to successful examples already...

  10. Simulating the deep decarbonisation of residential heating for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C

    Whole-economy scenarios for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C suggest that direct carbon emissions in the buildings sector should decrease to almost zero by 2050, but leave unanswered the question...