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.
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 »
Climate smart options for food security
The DSU issued an advice on making food and nutrition security programmes more climate smart. The advice is based on the pillars of Dutch food security policy. Apart from the advice, there is also a one-page interactive matrix with an overview of the options. Continue »
New 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 new key sheet. Continue »
Advisory reports on Environmental & Social Frameworks
The DSU recently issued three advisory reports on Environmental and Social Frameworks (ESFs). Two reports concerned a first and second draft of the World Bank's new ESF; the third concerned a draft ESF of the Asian Infra- structure Investment Bank (AIIB). Continue »
Climate contribution of ORIO projects
The DSU analysed the contribution to climate change adaptation/mitigation of projects that receive support from the Infrastructure Development Facility (ORIO). On request by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), Rio Marker scores were advised for each project, and recommendations were given to make them more climate smart. Continue »
|7184||Climate lens to food security 2.0||11 Oct 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|
|7192||FS programme - Sustainability analysis of concept notes||31 Mar 2016|
|7136||Towards Climate Proof Food and Nutrition Security||20 Jan 2016|
|7178||Conservation Strategy Africa||23 Oct 2015|