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  1. Science-based greenhouse gas emission targets for agriculture and forestry

    To limit global warming to well below 2 °C, as agreed in the Paris Climate Agreement, climate actions by the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land-Use (AFOLU) sector are crucial. The greenhouse gas...

  2. Quantifying Biodiversity Losses Due to Human Consumption: A Global-Scale Footprint Analysis

    It is increasingly recognized that human consumption leads to considerable losses of biodiversity. This study  systematically quantifies these losses in relation to land use and greenhouse gas (GHG...

  3. Circular Economy: Measuring innovation in product chains

    An important question is how to measure the progress of the transition towards a circular economy (CE transition). Together PBL and Utrecht University have developed a framework about the role of...

  4. Sensitivity of projected long-term CO2 emissions across the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

    Scenarios showing future greenhouse gas emissions are needed to estimate climate impacts and the mitigation efforts required for climate stabilization. Recently, the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (...

  5. Lessons from temporal and spatial patterns in global use of N and P fertilizer on cropland

    Many high-income countries have experienced excessive nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) inputs from fertilizer and animal manure in crop production in the 1970s and 1980s. Landscapes have a nutrient...

  6. Comparing projections of industrial energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions in long-term energy models

    The industry sector is a major energy consumer and greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter. Effective climate change mitigation strategies will require a significant reduction of industrial emissions. To...

  7. The impact of taxes and subsidies on crop yields. Agricultural price distortions in Africa.

    Agricultural taxes and subsidies are known to affect farmer’s production decisions in Africa, but their precise impact on crop yields and agricultural intensification across the continent is less...

  8. Self-organisation in Oosterwold, Almere: challenges with public goods and externalities

    Attention to self-organisation and spontaneous order in urban development is growing both in academia and in planning practice. One of the current academic discussions centres around the...

  9. REDD policy impacts on the agri-food sector and food security

    Recent research shows that the combined contributions of deforestation, forest degradation and peat land emissions account for about 15% of greenhouse gas emissions. The REDD policy which preserves...

  10. Representation of variable renewable energy sources in TIMER, an aggregated energy system simulation model

    The power system is expected to play an important role in climate change mitigation. Variable renewable energy (VRE) sources, such as wind and solar power, are currently showing rapid growth rates...