Department Global Sustainability

The Department of Global Sustainability analyses the effects of global environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss and climate change on society. Looking at global scale, our department carries out assessments of policies, both proposed and already in place, on how to realize internationally agreed goals and targets for climate and biodiversity, in the context of the SDG-agenda. It studies scientific, economic and governance aspects of these issues, applying mixed methods. The department supports public and societal decision-making on international sustainability issues and translates the implications of international developments to the national work of PBL. The department works in support of international policies of various Dutch ministries, as well as the UN Conventions on Climate, Biodiversity and Desertification and contributes to international assessments such as IPCC, IPBES, IRP and UNEP GEO.


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