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  1. Are Dutch residents ready for a more stringent policy to enhance the energy performance of their homes?

    Investments in the energy performance of houses offer good prospects for reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. However, people are not easily convinced of the need to take measures to...

  2. Nature in Modern Society

    The relationship between nature and people is changing, which raises the question of how policies could respond. This book includes five essays, by internationally renowned philosophers,...

  3. European nature in the plural

    The occurrence of many species in the EU is expected to further decline, making it difficult to reach the 2050 policy vision. This study elaborates four ‘perspectives’ on the future of nature in...

  4. Handbook of Regions and Competitiveness: Contemporary Theories and Perspectives on Economic Development

    On 27 February,  the European Commission released an update of the European Competitiveness Index. In this index, the Dutch region of Utrecht dropped from being the first to being the second most...

  5. Assessment of US city reduction commitments, from a country perspective

    In the United States, 14 of the 25 largest cities have committed themselves to achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets. This study shows that, as a group, the 25 largest US cities are more...

  6. Navigating the authority paradox: Practising objectivity in environmental expertise

    We empirically reveal how environmental experts interpret the objectivity norm while navigating the authority paradox. The paradox here is that while there is a need for objective scientific advice...

  7. Compiling biodiversity accounts with the GLOBIO model

    Although ecosystems and biodiversity are highly important to mankind, their value is not yet included in national accounts. In the present study we evaluated the applicability of the GLOBIO...

  8. How deep is your love – Of nature? A psychological and spatial analysis of the depth of feelings towards Dutch nature areas

    The most binding nature protection policy in the Netherlands and EU primarily designates areas based on ecological value, ensuring their sustained protection. Of less concern to these policies are...

  9. Global and regional abatement costs of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and of enhanced action to levels well below 2 °C and 1.5 °C

    As part of the Paris climate agreement, countries have submitted (Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which includes greenhouse gas reduction proposals beyond 2020. In this paper...

  10. Key role of forests in meeting climate targets and science needed for credible mitigation

    Forests play a key role in meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement. They cover around 25% of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions planned by countries by 2030 in...