An article by Brenden Jongman, Philip Ward, Jeroen Aerts, Wouter Botzen and colleagues of partner institutions published online today in Nature Climate Change, investigates the financial risks posed by large-scale floods across the European Union.
The UvA and the Hogeschol Amsterdam have started the initiative to serve no longer meat on Monday. In reaction to this initiative, the radio programme De Stelling van Amsterdam asks four people to give their opinion on this initiative. Harry Aiking is the interviewed expert researcher; other interviewees are a representative of Stichting Lekker Dier and a student of the UvA.
European Commissioner Janez Potočnik visited the Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU on 10 February 2014 to discuss his vision with students and staff about new environmentalism, global resource constraints and the imperative for the European economy to get circular on the short term.
Huitema and colleagues at the University of East Anglia and the Open University have successfully secured funding from the COST program of the European Union.
EU Commissioner Potočnik is in Amsterdam to present the urgent need to transform Europe's economies to meet the threat of global resource depletion. He is particularly keen on delivering a talk and take part in a Q&A with ERM students. He will do this on February 10th, from 14 to 15 hour in the VU Auditorium.
Professor Jeroen Aerts gets the VICI scholarship to stimulate the research on the relationship between urban planning and the risk of flooding. Is men 'in control' with regard to flood risk: that is the central question the research is going to concentrate on.
Dr. Heather Leslie, a leading marine litter expert at IVM entered a collaboration with industrial designers at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague (KABK), guest lecturing in the postgraduate ID program this semester.
In the interview for 'Milieu', Aiking mentions that he has learned two important things at the IVM: firstly, the added value of working in multidisciplinary teams to solve environmental problems, and secondly financial, commercial and economic insights while acquiring funds for research projects.
Bart van den Hurk will start his position as part-time professor of "Interactions between climate and the socio-ecological system" from 1 jan 2014 onwards in the Spatial Analysis and Decision Support Department of IVM.
Aiking and Van der Grijp contributed to reports on food security, presented at the European Parliament12-19-13
Commissioner of this reseach is STOA, the Science and Technology Options Assessment Bureau of the European Parliament; the research resulted in the synthesis report 'Technology options for feeding 10 billion people', which is based on 5 underlying issue reports. The findings of the reports were presented at the STOA event 'How to feed the world in 2050?' on Wednesday 4 December.
Juliette Legler explains the main findings of the European OBELIX project in the Dutch documentary 'Zembla: zeer zorgwekkende stoffen' on Thursday 19th december. The OBELIX project shows the widespread exposure of the developing baby to chemicals that disrupt endocrine systems.
On November 28th, the report "Climate clubs and the UNFCCC: Complement, bypass of conflict?" was launched at an event at FORES, a think-thank, in Stockholm, Sweden.
The recently published paper of Sicco Brandsma et al. entitled: ‘Dust Measurement of Two Organophosphorus Flame Retardants, Resorcinol Bis(diphenylphosphate) (RBDPP) and Bisphenol A Bis(diphenylphosphate) (BPA-BDPP), Used as Alternatives for BDE-209’ has drawn the attention of Chemical Watch.
Meta-analysis of case studies has become an important tool for synthesizing case study findings in land change. Meta-analyses of deforestation, urbanization, desertification and change in shifting cultivation systems have been published. This present study adds to this literature, with an analysis of the proximate causes and underlying forces of wetland conversion at a global scale using two complementary approaches of systematic review.
Pieter van Beukering is appointed as member of the Advisory Committee of State Secretary of Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma. The Committee will advice on the allocation of €10 million in nature investment in the Caribbean Netherlands.