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  1. How natural capital delivers ecosystem services: A typology derived from a systematic review

    To help decision-makers understand the links between natural capital and ecosystem services (i.e. nature’s contribution to people) a simple typology was developed showing how attributes of natural...

  2. Impact of LULCC on the emission of BVOCs during the 21st century

    Land-use and land-cover change (LULCC) is one of the key drivers of anthropogenic climate change. In addition to greenhouse gases such as CO 2 or CH 4 , LULCC affects also the emission of...

  3. Modeling the Effects of Future Growing Demand for Charcoal in the Tropics

    Global demand for charcoal is increasing mainly due to urban population in developing countries. More than half the global population now lives in cities, and urban-dwellers are restricted to...

  4. Abandonment of natural gas production and investment in carbon storage

    Long-term mitigation scenarios rely heavily on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for achieving ambitious climate change targets. The amount of CO 2 storage in these scenarios depends on the CO 2...

  5. Keeping track of adaptation in the Dutch Delta

    Throughout the world, adaptation to climate change is one of the major challenges. In the Netherlands, under the Delta Programme, adaptation strategies have been developed for flood protection,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...