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 Sustainability Advice programme
The Sustainability Advice programme 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.
More information about the Sustainability Advice programme.
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 »
|7304||Sebeya Landscape Restoration - Rwanda||30 Oct 2018|
|7266||GEF Safeguards Review||28 Sep 2018|
|7250||Toward an Assessment Framework for Policy Coherence of Dutch Support to Oil and Gas Development in Developing Countries||22 May 2018|
|7249||Strategy for impact assessment in the national programme Circular Economy||08 Jan 2018|
|7227||Mali food security under a changing climate||17 Nov 2017|
|7199||Better decision-making about large dams with a view to sustainable development||01 Jun 2017|
|7213||Climate-Smart Workshop Bamako-Mali||14 Apr 2017|
|7179||Appreciation proposals for Green Climate Fund||22 Feb 2017|