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  1. 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...

  2. Aspects influencing the roles of PBL researchers working at the science and environmental policy interface. An illustration from PBL practice.

    PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency produces policy relevant knowledge for national authorities on a sound scientific basis. The institute has a specific role in the scientific advisory...

  3. Towards a world of cities in 2050

    Expanding cities in developing countries pose great challenges on drinking water, sanitation, waste water and protection against floods. On request of UN Habitat, PBL Netherlands Environmental...

  4. Share of raw material costs in total production costs

    The share of raw material costs in the total costs for producers can be calculated using different methods. This note compares two of these methods; the energy and material costs and the basic raw...

  5. Evaluating the societal quality of research carried out by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

    The evaluation of the societal quality of research is an important issue for PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency as its mission is to provide policy relevant knowledge. In view of the...

  6. Spatial policy needs demographic analysis

    In het inaugural lecture, Professor Dorien Manting states that the demographic life courses of people form an important explanation for a multitude of spatial developments. The prolonged period...

  7. On the relation between weather-related disaster impacts, vulnerability and climate change

    Disasters such as floods, storms, heatwaves and droughts can have enormous implications for health, the environment and economic development. In this article, we address the question how climate...

  8. Towards Housing System Dynamics

    This PhD thesis aims at laying some of the groundwork for a more systematic application of system dynamics in the field of housing policy research. It contains a comprehensive review of the...

  9. Carbon and land footprint time series of the Netherlands - integrating data from the GTAP and WIOD databases

    The paper presents the results of an analysis of the carbon and land footprints of the Netherlands from 1995 to 2011. For the calculations, the PBL multi-region input-output (MRIO) model was used...

  10. Integrated Assessment of Global Environmental Change with IMAGE 3.0 - Model description and policy applications

    The IMAGE integrated assessment modelling framework has been developed to understand how global, long-term environmental change and sustainability problems develop over time, driven by human...