Recent projects on sustainability

Friends of the Earth Netherlands believes that only a just energy transition will gain the speed and scale needed to halt climate change. I supported FoE in mainstreaming their ‘just’ agenda.

The Netherland Environmental Assessment Agency and partners have developed a new method to assess global impacts of ongoing soil degradation. I support PBL in writing this together in a policy brief.

What home market conditions support successful export Dutch cleantech innovations? An assignment for the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Which assessment method applies to your sustainability question? Development of website for the Dutch National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) (see also infographic).


A ‘heat roundabout’ in the province of South Holland? Preparation of a workshop with regional stakeholders. A project for PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

Presentation ‘Synthetic biology for a sustainable production of oil and proteins from algae’ at the symposium ‘industrial biotechnology – preferred supplier of biobased products’? (organized by the Rathenau institute, iGEM and RIVM).

Teaching a one day course ‘quantifying sustainability’ for an international group of professionals with different backgrounds. An assignment for the Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

A new Dutch policy instrument for energy savings in firms, the energy performance assessment (EPA), is currently being tested in nine pilot studies. How do these EPA’s affect the drivers of firms to invest in energy savings? A policy evaluation for the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (together with Mirjam Harmelink consulting and Edwin Dalenoord, SQ consult).

The transition to a bio-based and circular economy. How to stimulate high-value (re-)use of pure and non-toxic materials in the economy? Senior advisor sustainability to the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM).


Biobased economy: How do you rate its sustainability? From which perspective and with what methods? A contract with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM): the product delivered is visualized in one big animation drawing.

The energy transition project in the province of Utrecht: What is the state of affairs? Which energy agenda will provide a 10% growth of renewable energy by 2020? A contract with the Nature and Environment Federation Utrecht (NMU).

Teaching college students sustainability quantification in the agri-food chain. Two commissioned courses by the HAS Den Bosch University of Applied Sciences.