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Global patterns of road infrastructure

Georeferenced information on road infrastructure is essential for spatial planning, socio-economic assessments and environmental impact analyses. However, current publicly available global road maps are outdated and biased. In the Global Roads Inventory Project (GRIP) we...

UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2017

Governments and non-state actors need to deliver an urgent increase in ambition to ensure the Paris Agreement goals can still be met according to 2017 annual Emissions Gap report by UNEP. Researchers of PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency were among the leading...

Fiscal Policy and CO2 Emissions of New Passenger Cars in the EU

Tax incentives have motivated motorists to opt for more fuel-efficient vehicles more often, in 15 of the studied EU Member States. CO2 emissions from new passenger vehicles, per kilometre driven, therefore, have decreased by around 1.3% between 2001 and 2010, which is about a...

Dynamics in car ownership: the role of entry into parenthood

This study investigates the impact of entry into parenthood on changes in car ownership. If entry into parenthood affects changes in car ownership, then a delay in people’s entry into parenthood may also be an important explanation for recent car travel trends of young adults.

Dutch National Energy Outlook (NEV) 2015

Dutch energy supply is at a tipping point. The share of renewable energy is expected to grow at an accelerated pace, up to 2023; in part due to the efforts of those involved in the Energy Agreement. Energy saving will also increase, up to 2020. And, although energy use will...

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