Publications

14 publicationsSort by dateSort by relevance

Evaluation of green deals for a circular economy

PBL has evaluated the role of Green Deals in preparing the path towards a circular economy. The evaluation shows that although Green Deals make a valuable contribution to the process of green innovation, they may not automatically lead to environmental gains.

Monitoring progress of the circular economy in the EU

The European Commission’s draft monitoring framework for a circular economy, which is currently under review, may benefit from broadening it to include indicators that measure both the progress of the transition process and the effects in the whole product chain (footprints)....

Comparing public and private sustainability monitoring and reporting

Over the last 20 years, sustainability reporting has become standard practice for many large companies – partly due to government regulation – and this information is increasingly used by rating agencies to assess and rank companies. More and more countries are compiling...

Accelerating Technological Change

The emergence of a large variety of radically new vehicle technologies that depend on a physical infrastructure may hamper the diffusion of any one of those radically new vehicle technologies. Diffusion also is hampered by incremental improvements in the environmental...

Fifth Global Environment Outlook

'The world continues to speed down an unsustainable path despite over 500 internationally agreed goals and objectives to support the sustainable management of the environment and improve human wellbeing. However, meeting an ambitious set of sustainability targets by the...

Outline of the circular economy

In many countries, governments are looking for ways to change their economy into one that is circular, or to improve the level of resource efficiency (e.g. see the EU programme ‘Closing the loop’ or the World Circular Economy Forum). To do so effectively, having an overview...

Circular Economy: what we want to know and can measure

With the government-wide programme ‘A circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050’, the Dutch Government has outlined its plans for the transition towards a circular economy. To be able to track whether that transition is on course, a monitoring system is needed. Our report...

Pages