By 2050, global population is estimated at 9.7 billion. This demographic development puts pressure on resources and liveability. Wageningen University & Research, team Earth Informatics, wants to achieve agri-environmental solutions with impact, aiming for the realisation of the green environment that is liveable, healthy and resilient. To achieve impact, we work in close cooperation with stakeholders. We address aspects, such as food and water supply, flooding, droughts and heat waves, resource efficiency,
Drivers of change, such as demographic development, resource depletion, loss of ecosystem services, natural hazards and climate change have become threats to social and policy issues such as water- and food security, social wellbeing, energy security and a prosperous economy
By 2050, an estimated 70% of the global population will live in cities. As a result of increasing urbanisation, problems concerning sustainability and quality of life are becoming increasingly urgent for urban areas. Wageningen University & Research wants to achieve metropolitan solutions with impact, aiming for the realisation of cities and metropolitan areas that – in close relationship with the surrounding rural areas – are liveable, healthy and resilient, and have circular economies. To achieve impact, we work in close cooperation with stakeholders. We address aspects, such as heat islands, flooding, food supply, air quality, urban agriculture and liveability, as well as urban policy and urban planning.
Clearly, challenges such as food supply, climate change and the sustainability of our economy are increasingly demanding attention. These challenges are about the quality of life on Earth in general. The solution to many problems is anchored
This portfolio showcases a selection of recent solutions implemented by Wageningen Environmental Research, Team Earth Informatics, for a diversity of agricultural, environmental, biodiversity and climate change challenges all over the world.