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  1. Operationalising the concept of a safe operating space at the EU level – first steps and explorations

    The Planetary Boundaries framework proposes quantitative limits for human perturbation of critical Earth System processes, defining a global ‘safe operating space’. The framework can help in...

  2. Towards a safe operating space for the Netherlands

    This policy brief discusses normative choices in setting national policy targets that are in line with SDG ambitions related to global environmental challenges. Based on scientific insights into...

  3. Reducing global GHG emissions by replicating successful sector examples: the ‘good practice policies’ scenario

    This article shows the potential impact on global greenhous gas (GHG) emissions in 2030, if all countries were to implement sectoral climate policies similar to successful examples already...

  4. Simulating the deep decarbonisation of residential heating for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C

    Whole-economy scenarios for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C suggest that direct carbon emissions in the buildings sector should decrease to almost zero by 2050, but leave unanswered the question...

  5. Residual fossil CO2 emissions in 1.5–2 °C pathways

    The Paris Agreement—which is aimed at holding global warming well below 2 °C while pursuing efforts to limit it below 1.5 °C—has initiated a bottom-up process of iteratively updating nationally...

  6. New Dynamics in Global Environmental Governance

    In the face of urgency of addressing global sustainability challenges and limited political will and capacity at national and international governmental levels to take effective action, new agents...

  7. Energy investment needs for fulfilling the Paris Agreement and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

    Low-carbon investments are necessary for driving the energy system transformation that is called for by both the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. Improving understanding of the...

  8. Informative Inventory Report 2018

    In the 2018 Informative Inventory Report (IIR) by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the Dutch emission data on transboundary air polluting substances have been...

  9. Integrating Functions for a Sustainable Urban System: A Review of Multifunctional Land Use and Circular Urban Metabolism

    Cities pose environmental challenges but also offer possibilities to close material and energy loops and connect multiple societal and ecologic services. Two important new research directions that...

  10. Comparing impacts of climate change and mitigation on global agriculture by 2050

    Systematic model inter-comparison helps to narrow discrepancies in the analysis of the future impact of climate change on agricultural production. This paper presents a set of alternative scenarios...