16 December 2014

The Global Resource Nexus

Supply and demand of resources are connected in multiple and complex ways. This interconnectivity has been framed as the global resource nexus. This study focuses on the nexus of five essential natural resources: land, food, energy, water, and minerals.

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27 November 2014

Harvesting Golden Opportunities for the Dutch Agri-Food Business in China

China is under extreme pressure to meet the growing demand for high-value and safe food of middle- and high-income households. Food security - crucial for socio-political stability – and upgrading food quality and safety have been prioritized by the Chinese government. This offers business opportunities for the Netherlands.

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29 September 2014

Time to wake up

In October 2014, European leaders will decide on the EU climate and energy policy (CEP) framework for 2030. The proposed framework by the European Commission sets new targets for renewable energy, reducing green house emissions, and increasing energy efficiency.

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3 September 2014

HSD Issue Brief no. 5: Disaster Resilience and Climate Change

When looking at climate change and natural disasters, the focus of governments and companies is increasingly shifting from mitigation to adaptation, or ‘resilience’: how do we make sure systems bounce back as quickly as possible once a disaster has struck?

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11 February 2014

The Geopolitics of Shale Gas

6 January 2014

No blood for oil?

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New Players New Game?

6 June 2012

Futures for Copper

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Scarcity of Minerals

1 October 2009

Future Issue: The Arctic