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Sustainability

Sustainability and society

Tilburg University's sustainability research includes issues in economics, ethics, and law. Researchers focus on, for instance, Corporate Social Responsibility, sustainable development, environmental economics, climate change and sustainable investment.


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  • Jonathan Verschuuren on agriculture and climate change on German TV 17 Sep 2018Direct link Jonathan Verschuuren on agriculture and climate change on German TV
    How can farmers reduce CO2 emissions and adapt in other ways to climate change? Prof. Jonathan Verschuuren was interviewed on the German WDR during the recent heat wave.

  • ‘Legislation not yet ready for energy transition’ 11 Jan 2018Background ‘Legislation not yet ready for energy transition’
    The Netherlands must abandon the use of fossil fuels in favor of sustainable sources. But current legislation stands in the way on this ‘energy transition’, contends Saskia Lavrijssen, whose research has examined how the new role of consumers should be embedded in law. Text: Rutger Vahl, Photo: Dolph Cantrijn

  • Climate-smart agriculture requires radical policy changes 11 Dec 2017Press release Climate-smart agriculture requires radical policy changes
    PRESS RELEASE 11 December 2017 - At all levels of agricultural regulation – national, European, and international – important changes are required to be able to address the challenges of climate change. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is crucial, on the one hand, to mitigate climate damage to the agricultural sector and, on the other hand, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as increase the food production for the growing world population. However, the legal instruments to stimulate CSA are absent or are inadequately developed.

  • International cooperation crucial to save lion populations 14 Sep 2017Press release International cooperation crucial to save lion populations
    PRESS RELEASE 14 September 2017 - Lions belong to the world’s most charismatic megafauna. However, lion numbers and range have declined alarmingly over the last two decades. To turn the tide, international cooperation is crucial, says a team of lawyers, conservation biologists and social scientists.

  • Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened 22 Feb 2017Press release Laws crucial to preserve biodiversity threatened
    The mounting threats posed to the global environment by harmful human activities cannot be averted without effective legislation controlling those activities. However, the environmental laws designed for this purpose are themselves under global attack, warns an international team of scientists including Arie Trouwborst of Tilburg University in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Most viewed Experts Sustainability

Smulders, J.A.
Name prof. dr. J.A. Smulders
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics
Position Full Professor
Room P 1.209
Phone +31 13 466 3653
E-mail j.a.smulders@tilburguniversity.edu
Verschuuren, J.M.
Name prof.mr. J.M. (Jonathan) Verschuuren
Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Position Full Professor
Room M 530
Phone +31 13 466 8255
E-mail j.m.verschuuren@tilburguniversity.edu
Soest, D.P. van
Name prof. dr. D.P. van Soest
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics
Position Full Professor
Room P 1.207
Phone +31 13 466 2072
E-mail d.p.vansoest@tilburguniversity.edu
Vollebergh, H.R.J.
Name prof. dr. H.R.J. (Herman) Vollebergh
Tilburg School of Economics and Management
Department of Economics
Position Professor
Room
Phone +31 13 466
E-mail h.r.j.vollebergh@tilburguniversity.edu

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