Climate and Energy Transition
In order to mitigate climate change and accelerate the energy transition international, European, national, and regional energy and climate goals must be translated into concrete action urgently. Together with societal partners, Tilburg University’s Climate and Energy Transition community aims to realize these actions.
The key obstacles are social
Even though new technologies can help, we need to solve the challenges at hand at the administrative, legal, financial and economic, psychological and above all social level. For example: citizens lack clear incentives to change behavior, complex regulations discourage initiatives, and cooperation between government, business and societal organizations is difficult. What we need is not only technological innovation but also social innovation.
Multidisciplinary research community
The Climate and Energy Transition research community brings together climate and energy researchers from the social sciences, law, economics and humanities to enrich both research and cooperation with partners in science and society. Together we can empower as well as energize the resilient society.
Manipulation of the CO2 emissions system threatens climate targets
Manipulation of European Union Emissions Trading system (EU ETS) by the buy, bank, burn program compensates unregulated emissions while regulated sectors carry a large part of the burden. This distorts the balance between regulated firms and non-regulated projects, so parties outside the EU ETS can be virtuous at the cost of others. Environmental economists Reyer Gerlagh and Roweno Heijmans of the Tilburg School of Economics & Management discovered a leak in the system.
First-Ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities
Recently, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), which co-produces the Sustainable Development Report (formerly SDG Index and Dashboards), in partnership with the Brabant Center for Sustainable Development (Telos, Tilburg University), released the first-ever SDG Index and Dashboards Report for European Cities.
We need to relearn how to deal with wolves
Wolves have returned to the Netherlands - how do we protect them and cattle at the same time? By influencing mutual contact between humans and wolves, according to new research.