Tilburg Sustainability Center
The Tilburg Sustainability Center (TSC) focuses its research on:
Climate Action & Resource Efficiency, Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Innovation and 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.
EU funds research project CircoMod EU for modeling the circular economy to mitigate climate change21st March 2022
With increasing populations and expanding wealth, global material consumption has seen a precipitous increase. These materials are often discarded after use (the so-called linear model). Moreover, the massive use and production of materials are also associated with the extensive use of energy. The emissions from structural materials are often difficult to decarbonise. As such, high levels of material consumption pose a major challenge for meeting climate targets. In this context, the circular economy (CE) has been presented as an alternative to the current linear model.
EU funds research project BOLSTER to improve understanding of marginalized communities in the climate transition02nd March 2022
There is a mismatch between the understanding of marginalized communities, participatory governance and policy plans to achieve a just climate transition. This can lead to social and political opposition. The BOLSTER project, led by Tilburg Law School, aims to understand how marginalized communities are affected.
Tilburg University and NRC Handelsblad launch crowdsourcing project09th February 2022
Starting today, NRC Handelsblad and Tilburg University are inviting garden owners across the country to leave a small piece of their garden well alone for four seasons. This means let all weeds grow, let fallen leaves and branches be, no watering, etc. Participants will discover what happens in this piece of garden and what it does to themselves. Researchers from Tilburg University will analyze the data that participants share, and the newspaper will report on this.
1.6 million for interdisciplinary project ‘Conflict in Transformations’10th January 2022
Urban Europe has awarded a grant of 1.2 million euros for the interdisciplinary research proposal ‘Conflict in Transformations’, which will be topped up by the research consortium partners with 0.4 million euros. The project studies whether and how political and legal institutions suppress or actively use conflict for transformation towards more sustainable cities.
How can we achieve energy transition in the neighborhood?24th November 2021
Between 2017 and 2020, Martijn Groenleer and Petra Hofman of Tilburg University worked on a regional research, learning and experimentation project called Social Innovation Labs Energy Neutral Housing Stock (SMILE). View the results here.