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  1. Using behavioral insights to make firms more energy efficient: A field experiment on the effects of improved communication

    The Dutch government provides annual, detailed, energy-efficiency feedback to individual companies that have signed a voluntary agreement to increase their energy efficiency. However, only about 14...

  2. Sustainable consumption dilemmas

    To examine which considerations play a role when individuals make decisions to purchase sustainable product varieties or not, we have conducted a large scale field experiment with more than 600...

  3. Policy coherence in the water-land-energy-food-climate nexus

    More synergies than conflicts exist between European policy objectives for water, land, energy, food and climate. There are numerous positively interacting policy objectives, providing...

  4. Monitoring progress of the circular economy in the EU

    The European Commission’s draft monitoring framework for a circular economy, which is currently under review, may benefit from broadening it to include indicators that measure both the progress of...

  5. Greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands, 1990-2015: National Inventory Report 2017

    This report documents the Netherlands' submission of its annual greenhouse gas emission inventory for 2017, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United Nations Framework...

  6. Emissions of transboundary air pollutants in the Netherlands, 1990–2015: Netherlands Informative Inventory Report 2017

    In the 2017 Informative Inventory Report (IIR) by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Dutch emission data on transboundary air polluting substances have been...

  7. Public-public development cooperation

    Development cooperation policy in the Netherlands has become increasingly oriented towards facilitating private sector development and public-private partnerships. As opposed to public private...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...