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  1. Future impacts of environmental factors on achieving the SDG target on child mortality – a synergistic assessment

    An estimated 26% of current global child deaths is attributable to diverse and modifiable environmental factors, addressed under multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study assesses...

  2. Better soils for healthier lives? Assessing the link between soil nutrients and malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Malnutrition, the sub-optimal consumption of essential nutrients like zinc, severely affects human health. This burden of malnutrition falls disproportionally heavy on developing countries,...

  3. 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...

  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. New Dynamics in Global Environmental Governance

    In the face of urgency of addressing global sustainability challenges and limited political will and capacity at national and international governmental levels to take effective action, new agents...

  6. The Emerging Governance Landscape around Zero Deforestation Pledges. Insights into dynamics and effects of zero deforestation pledges.

    Voluntary commitments to eliminate or reduce deforestation are developing into a powerful framing of global activities to combat deforestation and forest degradation. With the demand for...

  7. Nitrogen leaching from natural ecosystems under global change: a modelling study

    To study global nitrogen (N) leaching from natural ecosystems under changing N deposition, climate, and atmospheric CO 2 , we performed a factorial model experiment for the period 1901–2006...

  8. Innovating Spatial Planning in China: Dutch planning experience in view of China's challenges and opportunities

    This study was carried out in the context of international cooperation in the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). The CCICED is an advisory board...

  9. Land-use change and food production in Africa: the role of governance, institutions, and public administration

    Governance could be a key factor explaining the large variability in food production trends in Africa. Therefore this report examines the basic characteristics of African governance, institutions...

  10. Limiting global temperature change to 1.5 °C

    There are several important factors that influence the size of the carbon budgets that are consistent with the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement ‘to limit global temperature increase to well...