What is Sustainable Development
The most quoted definition of sustainable development is that of the World Commission on Environment and Development (1987): ‘Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’
More information about Sustainable Development.
Who we are the Dutch Sustainability Unit
The Dutch Sustainability Unit (DSU) consists of a core team within the international secretariat of the Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (NCEA), supported by a dedicated pool of experts in the respective fields. The DSU team works closely with a number of partners.
More information about the Dutch Sustainability Unit.
Better decision-making on large dams
How to assess the contribution of big hydropower dams to sustainable development? And how to make decisions on whether or not to fund the development of such dams? Continue »
Geopolitical lens to climate smart food security interventions
In which areas in Africa are food security interventions likely to be most successful, in light of climate change and the geo-political context? And what role does (climate change induced) migration play in this? Continue »
Updated climate change profiles
The DSU's climate change profiles for partner countries have been updated. New policies and climate actions (specifically related to INDCs) are now included. Continue »
The impact of transport biofuels on developing countries
The choices the Netherlands makes on biofuels blending scenarios have global implications for example on land use, GHG emissions, foodprices and people’s livelihoods. The higher the blending percentage, the higher the effects. Continue »
Key sheet: The Dutch Sustainability Unit
What is the DSU and how can it support you in contributing to sustainable development? Read all about it in our key sheet. Continue »
|7179||Appreciation proposals for Green Climate Fund||22 Feb 2017|
|7199||Better decision-making about large dams with a view to sustainable development||22 Dec 2016|
|7207||Climate Smart Workshop Kigali||16 Nov 2016|
|7184||Climate lens to food security 2.0||08 Nov 2016|
|7196||Update climate profiles||30 Sep 2016|
|7180||Policy Coherence Biofuels||12 Sep 2016|
|7187||Update regional MASP Horn of Africa||11 Apr 2016|
|7193||FS programme - sustainability assessment of proposals for North Kivu and Rusizi||31 Mar 2016|