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Hens Runhaar
Utrecht University
132Publications
24H-index
1,947Citations
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#1Didi van Doren (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)
#2Didi van Doren (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency)H-Index: 1
Last.Mendel Giezen (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Local governments are experimenting with low-carbon initiatives (LCIs) to learn how the transition to low-carbon cities can be advanced. However, little is known about how local governments can capitalize on what has been learned and use it to accelerate scaling-up processes. This paper explores the complex relationship between LCIs and learning processes at the level of local government. The issue is examined through an explorative embedded case study in the City of Copenhagen, a susta...
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#1Rhiannon Lee (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Roos M. den Uyl (University of Exeter)H-Index: 3
Last.Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Intensive and worldwide usage of conventional pesticides on arable land has led to varying problems for the environment and human health. Consequently, many governments and several private actors actively stimulate reduction of pesticide use. This paper focuses on the effectiveness of public and private policy instruments in terms of reducing pesticide use by farmers via a systematic literature review of 78 articles published between 1967 and 2017. The geographical focus area was Europe...
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#1Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
#2Arjen E. Buijs (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 19
Last.Piety Runhaar (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 10
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Abstract Citizens’ valuation of agrobiodiversity is important for retaining political interest in the subject, for legitimising agri-environment schemes and other conservation initiatives and for their own willingness to contribute to agrobiodiversity conservation. Still little is known about whether and how citizens value agrobiodiversity, how these valuations can be explained and what they imply for citizens’ preparedness to contribute to the enhancement of agrobiodiversity. We report on the f...
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#1Alexander P.N. van der Jagt (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 6
#2Rob Raven (Monash University)H-Index: 37
Last.Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract Transitions literature regards technologies as critical components in shifting systems towards sustainability, which has informed the development of the technology-oriented Technological Innovation System (TIS) framework. The emerging discourse on nature-based solutions (NBS) – multifunctional nature-integrated spatial planning and design innovations – raises the question to what extent TIS can account for the development and diffusion of NBS. Following a literature review, we present t...
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#1Cora van Oosten (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 6
#2Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
Last.Bas Arts (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 32
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Abstract Scholars, planners and practitioners worldwide are increasingly recognising that landscape governance is a promising approach for restoring forested landscapes and simultaneously achieving ecological, economic and social objectives. Because of its integrative nature, landscape governance involves actors who restore landscapes while operating in different economic and policy sectors and at various scales. Consequently, the governance of landscape restoration is typically associated with ...
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#1Karin Ingold (Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)H-Index: 16
#2Peter P.J. Driessen (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 31
Last.Alexander Widmer (Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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Environmental problems are often multi-faceted and complex by nature, consisting of diverse, intertwined dimensions. In this article, we argue that environmental problem characteristics have consequences for the selection of appropriate governance modes, and finally on policy effectiveness. We rely on an in-depth literature review to proceed in two steps. First, we outline three key environmental problem characteristics: uncertainties, cause–effect mismatches and norm plurality. We then outline ...
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#1Hade Dorst (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 1
#2Alexander P.N. van der Jagt (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 6
Last.Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
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Abstract As a result of urbanisation and climate change, many cities experience the necessity of efficient and sustainable land use. Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) are interventions that address social, economic and environmental sustainability issues simultaneously, thereby presenting a multifunctional, solution-oriented approach to increasing urban sustainability. As elements of the emerging NBS concept resemble related, existing approaches to urban greening, this review assesses the implication...
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#1Hens Runhaar (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 24
#2Piety Runhaar (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 10
Last.David Kleijn (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 48
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ABSTRACTAgrobiodiversity has been decreasing substantially in Europe. Social scientific research in this area has paid limited attention to how citizens value agrobiodiversity and its decline, and how these valuations can be influenced. We explore the influence of different arguments for enhancing agro-biodiversity, delivered via short movies, on attitudes and behaviour of students, environmental professionals and people interested in nature conservation in the Netherlands. We conclude that info...
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#1Hens Runhaar (UU: Utrecht University)H-Index: 24
#2Annick GommersH-Index: 1
Last.Peter CorensH-Index: 1
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Abstract The extent to which Environmental Assessment (EA) contributes to incorporating environmental values and objectives into decision-making (i.e. the effectiveness of EA) has been subject to much research. Still relatively little is known about how the effectiveness of EA is influenced by the specific features of EA systems and their context. International comparative research can shed more light on these relationships. In this paper we report on a survey of EA in Flanders, taking a similar...
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#1Arjen Buijs (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 5
#2Rieke Hansen (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 9
Last.Maja Steen Møller (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 5
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Compact urban development, social demands and austerity measures are increasing pressures on urban greenspace. Meanwhile, active citizens, defined as voluntary individuals or groups who self-organize to contribute to urban green space development, provide ecological and social benefits to urban societies. This has inspired local governments to seek collaborations with non-state actors, including active citizens. However, the diverging aims, place-specific focus, and varying expertise of active c...
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