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.
20:00 - 21:45
Warandelezing 2020: Weet wat je eet!
The Warande Lecture 2020 is about the need for a new food system. Prominent Dutch people give their view on what a sustainable food system could look like in the province of North Brabant and how we can achieve this. Online via YouTube. (Dutch / Certificate*)
08:00 - 12:00
TOP Winter Week 2021
Each year, TOP Week takes place in the week before the start of the academic year.
09:00 - 18:00
International workshop ‘Urban climate resilience: the role of law’
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.
Addressing 'Green paradox' of Green Deal - Tilburg University researchers suggest to rethink EU Emission Trading System20th October 2020
The Europe's Economic Policy Journal "Economic Policy" has featured the results of the work of the Tilburg University professor Reyer Gerlagh (Tilburg Sustainability Center), PhD researcher Roweno Heijmans (Tilburg Sustainability Center) and Professsor Knut Einar Rosendahl from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Their research suggested that the anticipated Green Deal policies that are intended to reduce carbon emissions could instead lead to increased EU emissions.
New book: 'Partnerships for livable cities'25th August 2020
The book 'Partnerships for Livable Cities', edited by Dr. Cor van Montfort (Tilburg University and VU Amsterdam) and Dr. Ank Michels (Utrecht University) has just been published. In this volume, scholars from around the world discuss various innovative forms of collaboration between public and private actors that contribute to making our cities more livable.
Antarctica more widely impacted than previously thought15th July 2020
Reporting in the journal Nature, a research team including Tilburg University show where human activities have been conducted in Antarctica and uncover two main concerns: wilderness in Antarctica is decreasing due to an increasing 'human footprint' and biodiversity is under pressure because species mainly depend on areas that are strongly influenced by humans. However, much opportunity exists to take swift action.
€ 1.3 million for research into managing Antarctic tourism09th July 2020
NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, has approved a research proposal within the Netherlands Polar Programme submitted by Professor of Nature Conservation and Water Law Kees Bastmeijer of Tilburg Law School.
Citizen sensing can be a valuable contribution to environmental risk governance30th April 2020
‘Citizen sensing’, grassroots-driven monitoring initiatives based on sensor technology, is a phenomenon that authorities increasingly encounter when dealing with an environmental risk. Although this form of citizen science is often driven by a conflict between citizens and authorities, both parties can actually benefit. That is one of the main findings of Anna Berti Suman’s PhD research, which she will defend in a livestream on May 8, 2020, at Tilburg University.