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Aviel Verbruggen   Professor  Institute, Department or Faculty Head 
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Aviel Verbruggen published an article in November 2018.
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Jean Hugé

27 shared publications

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Department of Biology, Laboratory of Plant Biology and Nature Management (APNA), Ecology & Biodiversity, Brussels, Belgium

T. Wright

15 shared publications

Faculty of Science, Life Sciences Centre 827

Tom Waas

13 shared publications

Ghent University

Erik Laes

10 shared publications


Volkmar Lauber

10 shared publications

University of Salzburg

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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Navigating towards sustainability Tom Waas, Jean Hugé, Aviel Verbruggen, Thomas Block Published: 18 November 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.4324/9780203109496-5
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Climate Change Adaptation Tools at the Community Level: An Integrated Literature Review Elvis Nkoana, Aviel Verbruggen, Jean Hugé Published: 13 March 2018
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su10030796
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The negative impacts of climate change are experienced at the global, regional and local levels. However, rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa face additional socio-political, cultural and economic challenges in addition to climate change. Decision support tools have been developed and applied to assist rural communities to cope with and adapt to climate change. However, poorly planned participatory processes and the lack of context-specific approaches in these tools are obstacles when aiming at strengthening the resilience of these rural communities. This paper uses an integrated literature review to identify best practices for involving rural communities in climate change adaptation efforts through the application of context-specific and culturally-sensitive climate change adaptation tools. These best practices include the use of a livelihoods approach to engage communities; the explicit acknowledgement of the local cultural do’s and don’ts; the recognition of local champions appointed from within the local community; the identification and prioritisation of vulnerable stakeholders; and the implementation of a two-way climate change risk communication instead of a one-sided information sharing approach.
Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Sustainability assessment of nuclear power: Discourse analysis of IAEA and IPCC frameworks Aviel Verbruggen, Erik Laes Published: 01 August 2015
Environmental Science & Policy, doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.04.011
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Could it be that Stock-Stake Holders Rule Transition Arenas? Aviel Verbruggen Published: 16 July 2014
Im Hürdenlauf zur Energiewende, doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-06788-5_8
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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations Assessment of the actual sustainability of nuclear fission power Aviel Verbruggen, Erik Laes, Sanne Lemmens Published: 01 April 2014
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2014.01.008
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PREPRINT 0 Reads 0 Citations Sustainability assessment and indicators: Tools in a decision-making strategy for sustainable development Tom Waas, Jean Huge, Thomas Block, Tarah T. Wright, Francisc... Published: 01 January 2014
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Recognizing the urgent need for sustainability, we argue that to move beyond the rhetoric and to actually realize sustainable development, it must be considered as a decision-making strategy. We demonstrate that sustainability assessment and sustainability indicators can be powerful decision-supporting tools that foster sustainable development by addressing three sustainability decision-making challenges: interpretation, information-structuring, and influence. Particularly, since the 1990s many substantial and often promising sustainability assessment and sustainability indicators efforts are made. However, better practices and a broader shared understanding are still required. We aim to contribute to that objective by adopting a theoretical perspective that frames SA and SI in the context of sustainable development as a decision-making strategy and that introduces both fields along several essential aspects in a structured and comparable manner. © 2014 by the authors.