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Energy transition through the lens of SDGs

UvA Research Priority Area

Energy transition through the lens of SDGs (ENLENS) is one of the interfaculty research priority areas (RPA) of the University of Amsterdam. It unites researchers working on economic, environmental, technological, social, political, and business aspects of the energy system, the energy transition, and SDGs.

The urgent need to rapidly reduce carbon dioxide emissions to avoid uncontrollable climate change and fulfil the requirements of the Paris Agreement shapes decisions on how to define, design, and implement the energy transition in the Netherlands. The energy transition is closely intertwined with essentially all Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs), but its wider effects are seldom taken into account or studied in detail.

The goal of this interdisciplinary initiative is to stimulate and initiate research across faculties that maps the energy transition in the Netherlands and Europe against the SDGs beyond Dutch borders.

ENLENS governing board:

Prof. dr. B. (Bob) van der Zwaan

Scientific Director of the Research Priority Area |Faculty of Science

Prof. dr. M. (Marija) Bartl

Faculty of Law

Prof. dr. B.B. (Barbara) Hogenboom

Faculty of Humanities

Prof. dr. J.E.M. (Ans) Kolk

Faculty of Economics and Business

Prof. dr. J. (John) Grin

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences