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  1. Soil carbon sequestration is a climate stabilization wedge: Comments on Sommer and Bossio (2014)

    Sommer and Bossio (2014) model the potential soil organic carbon (SOC) sequestration in agricultural soils (croplands and grasslands) during the next 87 years, concluding that this process cannot...

  2. Potential of extensification of European agriculture for a more sustainable food system, focusing on nitrogen

    Most global strategies for future food security focus on sustainable intensification of production of food and involve increased use of nitrogen fertilizer and manure. The external costs of current...

  3. A new method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability

    This paper presents a method for analysing socio-ecological patterns of vulnerability of people at risk of losing their livelihoods as a consequence of global environmental change. We illustrate...

  4. Yield-scaled mitigation of ammonia emission from N fertilization: the Spanish case

    Here, we present a novel methodology to provide an integrated assessment of the best strategies to abate NH 3 from N applications to crops. Using scenario analyses, we assessed the potential of...

  5. Unconventional Gas and the European Union (EU): Prospects and Challenges for Competitiveness

    This paper analyses the likely impact of unconventional gas developments in the United States on EU competitiveness, in both the short and the long run. It reviews the recent literature and brings...

  6. Struggling to deal with uncertainties. What is known about indirect land-use change?

    The efforts that are required in order to mitigate indirect land-use change (ILUC) and achieve a considerable reduction in emissions from biofuels crops, compared to the fossil-fuel alternative,...

  7. International review of IMAGE 3.0

    This report summarizes the findings of the IMAGE Advisory Board meeting, which took place from 9 to 11 July 2014 in The Hague. The Advisory Board was asked by PBL Netherlands Environmental...

  8. Integrated analysis of global biomass flows in search of the sustainable potential for bioenergy production

    Bioenergy is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets and for improving the security of energy supply, worldwide. This study identifies the potential...

  9. European Regional Competitiveness Scoreboard

    The European regional competitiveness scoreboard offers a powerful tool for analysing a region’s competitive position and its position in global economic networks, using a visualisation of regional...

  10. Regional Quality of Living in Europe

    A Regional Quality of Living Index (RQI) was developed for benchmarking European regions. This RQI for non-business-related indicators may help to improve the attractiveness of regions, thus...