Tilburg Sustainability Center
The Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC) focuses its research on: Climate Action & Resource Efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and Sustainability & Governance.
TSC wants to help deal with the challenges of a globalizing world economy, where climate change and resource scarcity require innovative and interdisciplinary approaches and where both policymakers and corporations find it increasingly important to achieve growth in a responsible and sustainable manner.By operating on the interface of economics, ethics and law, TSC researchers are excellently placed to provide support to companies, governments and other organizations in their quest for sustainable development.
15 Apr 2014News
Analysis Tilburg Professor too politically sensitive for UN Climate Report for Policymakers
A large portion of the analysis of the development of CO2 emissions over the past forty years, made by Professor of Environmental Economics of Tilburg University Reyer Gerlagh and his colleagues, has been removed from the Summary for Policy Makers which the UN presented together with its latest Climate Report this week. "It appears to be too politically sensitive," reports Gerlagh. Read more
31 Mar 2014News
Wanted: a legal framework for ‘climate smart agriculture’
With 9 million people to feed in 2050, food security should be high up on the worldwide agenda. Climate change seriously impacts agricultural production in many regions, whilst at the same time agriculture is also a major cause of climate change. Because of the many complexities surrounding this correlation, efforts to bring adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sector under UN treaties and the Kyoto Protocol are slow. Limiting food security risks requires new climate-smart agriculture policies, writes Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law. Read more