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  1. Current challenges of implementing anthropogenic land-use and land-cover change in models contributing to climate change assessments

    Land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) represents one of the key drivers of global environmental change. However, the processes and drivers of anthropogenic land-use activity are still overly...

  2. Towards universal electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa

    With the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global community has committed to achieving universal electricity access by 2030. This study analyses the technology and investment...

  3. A physically-based model of long-term food demand

    Reducing hunger while staying within planetary boundaries of pollution, land use and fresh water use is one of the most urgent sustainable development goals. It is imperative to understand future...

  4. Exploring fair and ambitious mitigation contributions under the Paris Agreement goals

    In order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals of keeping the temperature rise well below 2 °C or even 1.5 °C, all countries would need to make fair and ambitious contributions to reducing emissions...

  5. 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...

  6. Experimenting in Urban Self-organization

    The intent of this article is to explore the scope and working of 'framework-rules' in relation to self-organization in urban development, both theoretically and empirically.

  7. Evaluating Process-Based Integrated Assessment Models of Climate Change Mitigation

    Process-based integrated assessment models (IAMs) analyse transformation pathways to mitigate climate change. Confidence in models is established by testing their structural assumptions and...

  8. Methods for calculating transport emissions in the Netherlands 2017

    This report describes the methodologies, emission factors and relevant activity data used to calculate the emissions of environmental pollutants from mobile sources in the Netherlands. The...

  9. Low-emission pathways in 11 major economies: comparison of cost-optimal pathways and Paris climate proposals

    In order to evaluate the effectiveness of climate policy, it is important to understand emission trends and policies at the national level. The 2015 Paris Agreement includes (Intended) Nationally...

  10. Fiscal Instruments for Sustainable Development: The Case of Land Taxes

    Land taxes are not the first thing policymakers think of when considering an intervention to stimulate sustainable development. Land taxes provide however an untapped potential for domestic...