Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency – PBL (The Netherlands)
The PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency is the Dutch national institute for strategic policy analysis in the field of environment, nature and spatial planning. PBL is a part of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, though fully independent as far as the content of its work are concerned. PBL has a leading role in high-profile global assessments for clients such as UNEP, OECD, IPCC and the European Union. PBL carries out assessments, analysing the effects of environmental change and policies on biodiversity, natural resources and society at national, European and global scales.
Currently PBL is a partner in the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation (ETC/ACM), has intensive collaboration with the European Coordination Centre for Effects of Transboundary Emissions, and hosted the Technical Support Unit (TSU) for the IPCC Working Group III between 1998 and 2008. PBL is also the eldest Collaborating Centre to UNEP for Reporting Assessment and Forecasting, and collaborates intensively with the OECD on modeling economy-environment interactions (e.g. for Environmental Outlook).