Tilburg Sustainability Center
The Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC) focuses its research on:
- Climate Action & Resource Efficiency
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Innovation
- 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.
Call for Abstracts
The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, together with the Tilburg Sustainability Center, is hosting a workshop at 10 September 2020 where we aim to critically consider what is required from legal frameworks in order to enable city authorities to promote or enhance climate resilience. Please submit an Abstract of no more than 300 words before Monday 2 March 2020.
Tilburg University involved in large multidisciplinary research into energy transition13th December 2019
The European Commission recently presented the European Green Deal, which sets ambitious goals and measures to achieve the Paris climate goals. The switch to a sustainable CO2-neutral energy supply is an important spearhead. The Tilburg professors Martijn Groenleer and Saskia Lavrijssen are both co-applicants for two large-scale multidisciplinary research projects that aim to accelerate the energy transition, supported by NWO with a grant of more than 10 million euros per project.
Cats must stay indoors to protect wildlife, says European law27th November 2019
Free-ranging domestic cats harm biodiversity by killing wild animals, disturbing them, transmitting diseases, and in other ways. Legal experts at Tilburg University analyzed the nature conservation legislation of the European Union in light of the growing scientific evidence on cats’ wildlife impacts.
Letter Trouwborst and others in Science: ‘EU Court: Science must justify future hunting’22nd November 2019
‘A greater awareness of the legal questions that require the help of scientists to answer could result in more policy-relevant research agendas and improved environmental decision-making.’ That is the conclusion of a recent letter by Arie Trouwborst and several international colleagues in Science magazine.
Funding from NWO for research on ostracism, economies-of-scale and reducing greenhouse gas emissions27th August 2019
Three professors of Tilburg University have been awarded research funding from NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities: Ilja van Beest for research on ostracism, Dick den Hertog for research on economies-of-scale and Jonathan Verschuuren for research on reducing greenhouse emissions.
Manipulation of the CO2 emissions system threatens climate targets22nd July 2019
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.