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  1. Global partnerships for inclusive and sustainable agricultural development

    It is crucial that, over the next decades, substantial investments are made in agricultural productivity improvement and food security in the developing world. Public–private partnerships are to...

  2. Innovating Spatial Planning in China: Dutch planning experience in view of China's challenges and opportunities

    This study was carried out in the context of international cooperation in the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). The CCICED is an advisory board...

  3. The new urban agenda - Opportunities for inclusive and green urbanisation

    The United Nations New Urban Agenda recognises the role of cities in achieving its sustainable development goals. It, however, also acknowledges that cities in developing countries often lack the...

  4. Open discussion of negative emissions is urgently needed

    At the moment, nearly all model-based scenarios that limit global warming to 2 °C or less use negative CO 2 emission technologies (NETs), particularly bio-energy with carbon capture and storage...

  5. The Impact of International Cooperative Initiatives on Biodiversity

    This scoping report looked into the potential impact of so-called ‘International Cooperative Initiatives on Biodiversity’ (ICIBs); initiatives of private, non-state actors independent of, or with,...

  6. Forum on Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy Decisions: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

    Based on the successful lesson sharing at the first natural capital accounting (NCA) forum, ‘ Natural Capital Accounting for Better Policy’ , organised by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment...

  7. The worldwide context of China’s Green Transition to 2050

    China is entering a crucial period of economic transformation, largely triggered by environmental issues. Chinese advisors are formulating a policy framework to guide this vast, complex and decades...

  8. Land-use change and food production in Africa: the role of governance, institutions, and public administration

    Governance could be a key factor explaining the large variability in food production trends in Africa. Therefore this report examines the basic characteristics of African governance, institutions...

  9. Integrated assessment of international climate mitigation commitments outside the UNFCCC

    In the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), for the first time, non-state actors were addressed in the international negotiations and were...

  10. Greenhouse gas emission curves for advanced biofuel supply chains

    Most climate change mitigation scenarios that are consistent with the 1.5–2 °C target rely on a large-scale contribution from biomass, including advanced (second-generation) biofuels. However, land...