PBL provides research for Convention on Biological Diversity
The 15th UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP15) will be held in the second half of 2022, calling for halting biodiversity loss and restoring nature, and to agree on a global policy framework that stimulates urgent and transformative action on biodiversity by governments and society towards 2030. Negotiations resumed in person in March 2022 in Geneva. PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency contributes with knowledge and insights, for example, in scenarios on achieving biodiversity goals.
New European Project on Land Use and Sustainability
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is part of a new European project on Land Use and Sustainability (LAMASUS). PBL will play a key role by linking agriculture and forestry to climate and biodiversity through its integrated assessment model IMAGE.
Seminar River basins and deltas Water Systems and Port Economies in Times of Climate Change
On the 150th anniversary of the Nieuwe Waterweg, PBL, TNC and CAUPD are hosting a hybrid seminar on the future of river basins and deltas, 11-12 October 2022. TNC is The Nature Conservancy; CAUPD is the China Academy of Urban Planning and Design. The seminar considers the river basins and deltas of Rhine, Yangtze and Mississippi. All three play a key role in the drainage of their continents as well as in economic development. All three rivers are central transport corridors and their deltas are the territories of the largest port complexes of the world.
The Circular Economy Progress Report 2022 provides an update of the progress and transition towards a circular economy. It builds on the conclusions published by PBL in January 2021 in the Integral Circular Economy Report (ICER 2021). This progress report looks more closely at the possible role of the circular economy in tackling the various challenges within the human environment.