Sustainability and energy transition
Research on sustainable solutions, the transition from fossil energy sources to new ones and the impact of climate change is being conducted by researchers from many fields at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Together, they work on more sustainable ways of production and consumption, study the discourse on global warming or try to make certain industries more sustainable.
Our news on sustainability
"You could say: 'the big corporations still have a long way to go' - but it’s about the transition as whole and how that process needs to be managed and organised"
Prof.dr. Rob van Tulder sees that sustainable production is a priority for multinational companies. "SDG12 is increasingly becoming a regular management issue."
If you recycle harmful ingredients, you will be making a harmful product. Yet, not all companies that claim to be using the principles of Circular Economy.
Technological advances allow customers to determine specific product characteristics by choosing particular ingredients, features or design elements in helping to build a product outcome.
There is huge potential in restoring landscapes: around two billion hectares of land (two times the size of China) are degraded, but this can be addressed.
"Subtle factors in the choice environment shape our likelihood to eat healthy and make sustainable food choices"
Anne-Kathrin Klesse, Associate Professor at RSM, studies how consumers can be nudged to make both healthier and more sustainable consumption choices.