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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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  • Blog: Court decision in favor of Chevron sets dangerous precedent for environmental crimes 08 Nov 2018Direct link Blog: Court decision in favor of Chevron sets dangerous precedent for environmental crimes
    On August 30, 2018, the Permanent Court of Arbitration released an award in favor of the oil company Chevron, finding that the Republic of Ecuador violated its obligations to protect U.S. companies. The case risks to become a precedent for releasing from responsibility companies that, with the complicity of states, commit environmental crimes against human beings.

  • Jonathan Verschuuren: Urgenda Climate Change Judgment Survives Dutch Appeal 10 Oct 2018Direct link Jonathan Verschuuren: Urgenda Climate Change Judgment Survives Dutch Appeal
    Jonathan Verschuuren: Urgenda Climate Change Judgment Survives Appeal in the Netherlands

  • Economic knowledge and understanding aid environmental transitions 27 Sep 2018Press release Economic knowledge and understanding aid environmental transitions
    Inaugural address by Professor Herman Vollebergh

    PERSBERICHT 27 september 2018 - Environmental concerns loom larger than ever before. While the Paris Agreement evinces an ambitious challenge, politicians are struggling to press ahead and in the Netherlands, too, it remains to be seen whether this climate agreement initiates the great leap forwards. At the same time, criticism of the science of economics is rising, fueled by Kate Raworth’s advocacy of ‘doughnut economics’. She argues that economists have next to nothing to say about the structural social changes deemed necessary, ‘transitions’, given their preoccupation with non-existing rational people in a too limited linear world.

  • ‘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.

Most viewed Experts Sustainability

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
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
Somsen, J.
Name prof.mr. J. (Han) Somsen
Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Position Full Professor
Room M 531
Phone +31 13 466 2742
E-mail han.somsen@tilburguniversity.edu
Vollebergh, H.R.J.
Name prof. dr. H.R.J. 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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