Academic Collaborative Center for Climate and Energy
The entire world is facing climate change, partly caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Global warming is affecting the daily lives of millions of people and will only increase in the future. In order to slow down climate change and accelerate the transition to other energy sources, energy and climate goals need to be translated into concrete actions, at an international, European, national, and regional level. Tilburg University is working with social partners to realize these actions.
The main obstacles are social
Although new technologies offer solutions, the challenges facing society must be tackled at administrative, legal, financial and economic, psychological, and above all, social levels.
For example, there are few incentives for citizens to actually change their behavior: complex regulations stand in the way of good initiatives, and cooperation amongst the government, the business community, and civil society organizations is often difficult. What we need is not only technological innovation, but also social innovation.
Thinking and eating together at the Academic Collaborative Center for Climate and Energy's 'diner pensant'19th February 2024
During the diner pensant of the Academic Collaborative Center for Climate and Energy on Tuesday, February 6, a question-and-answer session was held in a relaxed and inspiring manner between all collaborative center partners and their administrators, full professors involved, the Executive Board, and the School Deans of Tilburg University.
Video: Prosperity or Wellbeing – Dies Natalis 202328th November 2023
The theme of Tilburg University's 96th Dies Natalis was 'Experiencing Broad Prosperity'. At the end of the ceremony, Prof dr. Antoinette de Bont and Prof. Dr. Lex Meijdam gave the presentation "Prosperity or wellbeing: why broader is better." Watch the video of their presentation.
Tilburg University puts strategic focus on Broad Prosperity06th October 2023
There can only be broad prosperity if it is actively stimulated, and that is why Tilburg University has embedded this aspiration as a strategic focus in its Broad Prosperity program. This strategic framework helps the university to contribute to the societal transitions that are necessary for a sustainable, inclusive, and just society. The program is being implemented in close collaboration with the government, businesses, citizen representation groups, other knowledge institutions, and civic organizations and networks.
The use of green hydrogen and the chicken-and-egg problem: how the law can solve it
How do we move away from the use of fossil fuels towards climate neutrality? Sustainable hydrogen has great potential but is not widely available yet, nor are we ready to use it. Law scholar Max Baumgart of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and society (TILT) is investigating how to stimulate markets for sustainable hydrogen as well as innovation by means of rules and regulations.
Academic Collaborative Center for Climate & Energy: ‘This raises questions that we might not otherwise have asked’
A smart and socially equitable energy transition. That is the mission of the Academic Collaborative Center for Climate & Energy. This wide-ranging theme calls for a multidisciplinary approach involving a selection of civil-society partners.
Within Tilburg University, various disciplines collaborate on energy and climate research. The researchers do this together with the government and civil society organizations. The disciplines are united in the Community Climate & Energy Transition.
NEON: New Energy and mobility Outlook for the Netherlands
Tilburg University's social scientists work with NGOs and companies to overcome economic, legal and social barriers to the transition to sustainable energy and mobility.
SMILE: Together towards zero-energy neighborhoods
Experimenting, learning, and innovating in social labs to make an entire neighborhood energy-neutral. SMILE is a wonderful project in which Tilburg University participates.
The Academic Collaborative Center is part of ENGAGE.EU