prof. dr. Bert de Vries
B.J.M.deVries@uu.nl
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Chair
Global Change and Energy (emeritus per 01-04-2013)
Endowed by Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL)
Date of appointment 01.03.2003
Inaugural lecture date 26.05.2004
Profile

Between 1990 and 2013 Bert de Vries has been a senior scientist at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL, formerly MNP and RIVM). He has been a member of the TARGETS- and IMAGE-teams on Global Change Integrated Assessment Models (IAM) and has contributed to modelling and scenario construction for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Between 2003 and 2013 he was Professor of Global Change and Energy at Utrecht University. His research expertise and publications are in resource and energy analysis, modelling and policy; climate and global change modelling; and complex systems modelling for sustainable development. As member of the Sustainable Finance Lab he is engaged in research on the relationship between sustainability and the financial system.


He has co-edited several books, including Perspectives on Global Change: The TARGETS Approach (1997, Cambridge University Press) and Mappae Mundi: Humans and their Habitats in a Long-Term Socio-Ecological Perspective (2002, Amsterdam University Press). In december 2012, he published the textbook <em>Sustainability Science </em>, based on ten years of teaching the course <em>Sustainable Development - An Integrated Perspective </em>(see also www.sustainabilityscience.eu/textbook) (2013, Cambridge University Press).

 

Focus in research, in collaboration with STS-colleagues and colleagues at the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL):

  • Integrated Assessment modelling of Global Change and Sustainable Development issues, with policy applications 
  • Modelling of energy system developments: demand side, converskion technologies, supply dynamics, system simulation 
  • Complex systems analysis: common pool resource (CPR) management, agent-based model (ABM) simulations.

Within our group we investigate possibilities for scientific knowledge and technology to contribute to sustainable development of society. We focus on ‘energy and the environment’, taking into account issues like land use changes and impacts on biodiversity, and how to deal with risks and uncertainties.

Subjects investigated include: energy and climate change, energy and economic development, energy for sustainable development, energy and material efficiency improvement, renewable energy potential assessment and technology development (biomass energy, solar-PV and wind energy), land use and biodiversity, capture and storage of CO2 (CCS), nuclear energy, risk management, uncertainty analysis, energy modeling, energy policy analysis, energy system innovation studies.

Involved in the following study programme(s)
Scientific expertise
energy system modelling; integrated assessment modelling; sustainability
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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Bijl, David L., Bogaart, Patrick W., Dekker, Stefan C., Stehfest, Elke, de Vries, Bert J.M. & van Vuuren, Detlef P. (01.07.2017). A physically-based model of long-term food demand. Global Environmental Change, 45, (pp. 47-62) (16 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Bijl, David L., Bogaart, Patrick W., Kram, Tom, de Vries, Bert J M & van Vuuren, Detlef P. (01.01.2016). Long-term water demand for electricity, industry and households. Environmental Science and Policy, 55 (Part 1), (pp. 75-86) (12 p.).
  2016 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (04.01.2016) Future Earth - Modelling Challenges for Sustainability framework workshop
B.J.M. de Vries (27.09.2016) Participation and presentation at workshopLinking earth-system and socio-economic models to predict and manage changes in land use adn biodiversity, organized in the Future Earth - Modeling Challenges for Sustainability framework, at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, Japan
B.J.M. de Vries (06.06.2016) Presentation Sustainable Development and Worldviews
B.J.M. de Vries (18.02.2016) Presentation Tools for sustainability science: models and worldviews, at the occasion of the conference Systems and Sustainability in Time and Space associated with the Inuaguration of Prof. A. Voinov
B.J.M. de Vries (13.07.2016) Presentation: Engaging in sustainable development: the worldview approach
  2015 - Professional publications
de Vries, B.J.M. & van Egmond, N.D. (05.11.2015). De mogelijkheid van een stabiel financieel-economisch bestel. ESB, (pp. 642-645).
  2015 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (19.10.2015) Brussels Sustainable Development Summit 2015
B.J.M. de Vries (10.03.2015) Presentation during Conferentie A Decade of Responsible Living: Preparing – Engaging – Responding, georganiseerd door Partnership for Education and Research about Responsible Living (PERL), UNESCO Parijs
B.J.M. de Vries (05.10.2015) Presentation during the Workshop An EmergingTechnological and Societal Transition, organised by Steen Rasmussen en Lene Andersen (Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT), Odense)
B.J.M. de Vries (24.08.2015) Presentation: Sustainability and Corruption
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Brede, M. & de Vries, B. (2013). The energy transition in a climate-constrained world: Regional vs. global optimization. Environmental Modelling and Software, 44 (June 2013), (pp. 44-61) (18 p.).
de Vries, B. (2013). Sustainability Science - Guidance for Life on a Finite Planet. (610 p.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Girod, B., van Vuuren, D.P. & de Vries, B. (2013). Influence of travel behavior on global CO2 emissions. Transportation Research, Part A: Policy and Practice, 50 (April 2013), (pp. 183-197) (15 p.).
Giupponi, C., Borsuk, M. & de Vries, B. (2013). Innovative approaches to integrated global change modelling. Environmental Modelling and Software, 44 (June 2013), (pp. 1-9) (9 p.).
  2013 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (16.05.2013) Duurzaam[swetenschap] in het [hoger] onderwijs
B.J.M. de Vries (23.05.2013) Klimaatverandering: oorzaken, gevolgen en onzekerheden
B.J.M. de Vries (21.05.2013) Visie op duurzaamheid: wetenschap * activisme
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Heymans, R.A., Matser, A.A., Bruisten, S., Heijman, T., Geskus, R.B., Speksnijder, A.G.C.L., Davidovich, U., de Vries, H.J.M., Coutinho, R.A. & Schim van der Loeff, M.F. (2012). Distinct Neisseria gonorrhoeae transmission networks among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 206 (4), (pp. 596-605) (10 p.).
van Vuuren, D.P., Kok, M.T.J., Girod, B., Lucas, P.L. & de Vries, B.J.M. (2012). Scenarios in Global Environmental Assessments: Key characteristics and lessons for future use. Global Environmental Change, 22 (4), (pp. 884-895) (12 p.).
  2012 - Professional publications
van Vuuren, D.P., Kok, M., van der Esch, S., Jeuken, M., Lucas, P., Prins, A.G., Alkemade, R., van den Berg, M., Biermann, F., van der Grijp, N., Hilderink, H., Kram, T., Melamed, C., Pattberg, P., Scott, A., Stehfest, E., de Vries, B., te Velde, D.W. & Wiggens, S. (2012). Roads from Rio+20. Pathways towards global sustainable development targets for 2050. (286 p.). The Hague, The Netherlands: PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
  2012 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (01.02.2012) Climate change and the energy transition
B.J.M. de Vries (02.02.2012) Climate change and the energy transition in [Indian] context
B.J.M. de Vries (04.02.2012) Climate change and the energy transition in [Indian] context
B.J.M. de Vries (03.02.2012) Climate change and the energy transition in [Indian] context
B.J.M. de Vries (28.06.2012) Duurzame Ontwikkeling: Natuur in perspectief
B.J.M. de Vries (14.06.2012) Framework and prospects for Integrated [Assessment] Modelling of Global Change within UU and in cooperation with PBL
B.J.M. de Vries (22.11.2012) Frameworks and prospects for Integrated Assessment Modelling of Global Change (IAM-GC)
B.J.M. de Vries (01.03.2012) Technology in IAMs: status-quo & innovations
  2011 - Scholarly publications
van Ruijven, B.J., van Vuuren, D.P., de Vries, B.J.M., Isaac, M., van der Sluijs, J.P., Lucas, P.L. & Balachandra, P. (2011). Model projections for household energy use in India. Energy Policy, 39 (12), (pp. 7747-7761) (15 p.).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B. (2010). Interacting with complex systems: models and games for a sustainable economy. Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).
Kruyt, B., van Vuuren, D.P., de Vries, B. & Groenenberg, H. (2010). Indicators for energy security. In B.K. Sovacool (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of Energy Security (464 p.). London: Routledge.
van Ruijven, B., de Vries, B., van Vuuren, D.P. & van der Sluijs, J.P. (2010). A global model for residential energy use: Uncertainty in calibration to regional data. Energy, 35 (1), (pp. 269-282) (14 p.).
van Vliet, O., de Vries, B., Faaij, A.P.C., Turkenburg, W.C. & Jager, Wander (2010). Multi-agent simulation of adoption of alternative fuels. Transportation Research, Part D: Transport and Environment, 15 (6), (pp. 326-342) (17 p.).
  2009 - Scholarly publications
Brede, M. & de Vries, H.J.M. (2009). Harvesting heterogeneous renewable resources: uncoordinated, selfish, team-, and community-oriented strategies. Environmental Modelling and Software, 25 (1), (pp. 117-128) (12 p.).
Brede, M. & de Vries, H.J.M. (2009). Networks that optimize a trade-off between efficiency and dynamical resilience. Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, 373 (43), (pp. 3910-3914) (5 p.).
de Vries, B. (2009). Environmental modelling for a sustainable world. In J.J. Boersma & L. Reijnders (Eds.), Principles of Environmental Sciences (pp. 345-373) (542 p.). Dordrecht: Springer.
de Vries, B. & Petersen, A.C. (2009). Conceptualizing sustainable development: an assessment methodology connecting values, knowledge, worldviews and scenarios. Ecological Economics, 68 (4), (pp. 1006-1019) (14 p.).
Kruyt, B., van Vuuren, D.P., de Vries, H.J.M. & Groenenberg, H. (2009). Indicators for energy security. Energy Policy, 37 (6), (pp. 2166-2188) (16 p.).
van Ruijven, B.J., van der Sluijs, J.P., van Vuuren, D.P., Janssen, Peter & de Vries, B. (2009). Uncertainty from model calibration: applying a new method to transport energy demand modelling. (35 p.). Utrecht: Netherlands Enviroment Assessment Agency (PBL), Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and Innovation, Group Science, Technology and Sciety.
van Ruijven, B.J., van der Sluijs, J.P., van Vuuren, D.P., Janssen, Peter, Heuberger, P.S.C. & de Vries, B. (2009). Uncertainty from model calibration: applying a new method to transport energy demand modelling. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 15 (3), (pp. 175-188) (14 p.).
  2008 - Scholarly publications
Hilderink, H., Lucas, P., ten Hove, A., Kok, M., de Vos, M., Janssen, P.C.M., Meijer, J., Faber, A., Ignaciuk, A., Petersen, A.C. & de Vries, B. (2008). Towards a global Integrated sustainability model : GISMO1.0 status report. (117 p.). Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Hoogwijk, M.M., Faaij, A.P.C., de Vries, B. & Turkenburg, W.C. (2008). Exploration of regional and global cost–supply curves of biomass energy from short-rotation crops at abandoned cropland and rest land under four IPCC SRES land-use scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy, 33 (1), (pp. 26-43) (18 p.).
van Ruijven, B.J., Lakshmikanth, H.D., van Vuuren, D.P. & de Vries, B. (2008). The potential role of hydrogen energy in India and Western Europe. Energy Policy, 36 (5), (pp. 1649-1665) (17 p.).
van Ruijven, B.J., Urban, F., Benders, R.J.M., Moll, H.C., van der Sluijs, J.P., de Vries, B. & van Vuuren, D.P. (2008). Modeling energy and development: an evaluation of models and concepts. World Development, 36 (12), (pp. 2801-2821) (21 p.).
van Vliet, O.P.R., de Vries, B., de Jager, W. & Turkenburg, W.C. (2008). Preliminary results from simulating adoption of alternative fuels by heterogeneous motorists. Proceedings of the DIME International Conference on "Innovation, sustainability and policy (pp. 1-13) (13 p.). Bordeaux, France, DIME International Conference on "Innovation, sustainability and policy.
van Vuuren, D.P., de Vries, B., Beusen, A. & Heuberger, P.S.C. (2008). Conditional probabilistic estimates of 21st century greenhouse gas emissions based on the storylines of the IPCC-SRES scenarios. Global Environmental Change, 18 (4), (pp. 635-654) (20 p.).
  2008 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (10.04.2008) Challenges in energy system modeling
B.J.M. de Vries (26.08.2008) Co-organization the 26th Annual Balaton Group meeting
B.J.M. de Vries (30.06.2008) Dynamics behind the dilemmas in our market-based consumption/ production system
B.J.M. de Vries (17.06.2008) Perspectives on the future of “System Earth”
  2007 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B.J.M. (2007). Environmental modelling for a sustainable world. In J.J. Boersema & L. Reijnders (Eds.), Principles of Environmental Sciences Dordrecht: Springer / Kluwer Academic Publishers.
de Vries, B.J.M. (2007). In Search of Sustainability: What Can We Learn from the Past?. In A. Hornborg & C.L. Crumley (Eds.), The world system and the earth system : global socio-environmental change and sustainability since the Neolithic (pp. 243-257) (15 p.). California: Left Coast Press.
de Vries, H.J.M., Revi, A., Bhat, G.K., Hilderink, H. & Lucas, P.L. (2007). India 2050: scenarios for an uncertain future. (111 p.). Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
Hettelingh, J., de Vries, B.J.M. & Hordijk, L. (2007). Integrated assessment. In J.J. Boersema & L. Reijnders (Eds.), Principles of Environmental Sciences Dordrecht: Springer / Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  2006 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B. (2006). Matter and money: long-term prospects for world development. (51 p.). onbekend: UU CHEM NW&S (Copernicus).
de Vries, B. (2006). Scenarios: Guidance for an Uncertain and Complex World?. Proceedings of the 96th Dahlem Workshop 96th Dahlem Workshop on Integrated History and Future of People on Earth.
de Vries, B.J.M., van Vuuren, D.P. & Hoogwijk, M.M. (2006). Renewable energy sources: Their global potential for the first-half of the 21st century at a global level: An integrated approach. Energy Policy, 35 (4), (pp. 2590-2610) (21 p.).
van Ruijven, B.J., van Vuuren, D.P. & de Vries, B. (2006). The potential role of hydrogen in energy systems with and without climate policy. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (18 p.).
van Vuuren, D.P., den Elzen, M.G.J., Lucas, P.L., Eickhout, B., Strengers, B.J., van Ruijven, B.J., Berk, M.M., de Vries, B., Hoogwijk, M.M., Meinshausen, M., Wonink, S.J., van den Houdt, R. & Oostenrijk, R. (2006). Stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations at low levels: an assessment of options and costs. (273 p.). Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
van Vuuren, D.P., van Ruijven, B.J., Hoogwijk, M.M., Isaac, M. & de Vries, B. (2006). TIMER 2.0, Model description and application. In A.F. Bouwman, M.P.M. Hartman & C.G.M. Klein Goldewijk (Eds.), Integrated modeling of global environmental change. An overview of IMAGE 2.4 (pp. 39-61) (23 p.). Bilthoven: Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
  2006 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (08.06.2006) Energy planning in a changing world
B.J.M. de Vries (23.03.2006) India's energy futures: opportunities and constraints
B.J.M. de Vries (13.04.2006) India's energy futures: opportunities and constraints
B.J.M. de Vries (19.04.2006) Matter and money: long-term prospects for world development
B.J.M. de Vries (17.09.2006) Perspectives on the end of the fossil fuel era and the dynamics behind it
B.J.M. de Vries (04.04.2006) Scenario's for India's energy futures and the role of renewable energy
B.J.M. de Vries (19.12.2006) Sustainable development and the modelling of social-ecological systems: contributions from Complex System Science
B.J.M. de Vries (16.06.2006) Sustainable development: worldviews and discourses
  2005 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B. & Eijckhout, B. (2005). Integrated Model to Assess the Global Environment (IMAGE). In H. Geist (Eds.), Our Earth's Changing Land: An Encyclopedia of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change (pp. 315-316) (2 p.). Oxford, United Kingdom: Greenwood Press.
Hoogwijk, M., Faaij, A.P.C., Eickhout, B., de Vries, B. & Turkenburg, W.C. (2005). Potential of biomass energy out to 2100, for four IPCC SRES land-use scenarios. Biomass and Bioenergy, 29 (4), (pp. 225-257) (33 p.).
  2005 - Professional publications
de Vries, B. (2005). Wind , Solar and Biomass: Their role in a sustainable future. In L. van Guens & L. Groen (Eds.), Proceedings of Fossil Fuels: Reserves and Alternatives - A Scientific Approach (pp. 73-76) (4 p.). RAK/KNAW.
  2005 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (20.01.2005) Cultural Theory for understanding the past and searching a sustainable future
B.J.M. de Vries (12.06.2005) Dealing with uncertainty and complexity: the contribution of scenarios
B.J.M. de Vries (15.03.2005) Duurzaamheidsverkenning-kwaliteit en toekomst
B.J.M. de Vries (27.06.2005) Environment and sustainable development
  2004 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B. (2004). Duurzaamheid in een veranderende wereld. De Gids, 167, (pp. 953-977) (25 p.).
Hoogwijk, M.M., de Vries, B. & Turkenburg, W.C. (2004). Assessment of the global and regional geographical, technical and economic potential of onshore wind energy. Energy Economics, 26, (pp. 889-919) (31 p.).
Strengers, B., Leemans, R., Eickhout, B., de Vries, B. & Bouwman, L. (2004). The land use projections in the IPCC SRES scenarios as simulated by the IMAGE 2.2 model. Geo Journal, 61, (pp. 381-393) (13 p.).
van Vuuren, D.P., de Vries, B., Eickhout, B. & Kram, T. (2004). Responses to Technology and Taxes in a Simulated World. Energy Economics, 26, (pp. 579-601) (23 p.).
  2004 - Professional publications
Elbersen, W., de Vries, B., Faaij, A.P.C., Annevelinck, B., Sander, J., Elbersen, B., Smeets, P., de Lange, T., Lewandowski, I.M., Patel, M.K., Cleijne, H. & Kalf, R. (2004). Energie & Ruimte; Definitiestudie Energie binnen klimaat en ruimte. (52 p.). Utrecht, The Netherlands: STS, WUR,ECN,Alterra, KEMA.
Hoogwijk, M.M., Faaij, A.P.C. & de Vries, B. (2004). Global potential of biomass for energy from energy crops under four GHG emissions scenarios Part A: the geographical potential. In W.P.M. van Swaaij, T. Fjallstrom, P. Helm & A. Grassi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second World Conference and Technologicy Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection (pp. 600-603) (4 p.). Florence/Munich: ETA-Florence/WIP-Munich.
Hoogwijk, M.M., Faaij, A.P.C., de Vries, B. & Eickhout, B. (2004). Global potentials of biomass for energy from energy crops under four GHG emissions scenarios Part B: the economic potential. In W.P.M. van Swaaij, T. Fjallstrom, P. Helm & A. Grassi (Eds.), Proceedings of the Second World Conference and Technlogy Exhibition on Biomass for Energy, Industry and Climate Protection (pp. 463-465) (3 p.). Florence/Munich: ETA-Florence/WIP-Munich.
  2004 - Popularising publications
de Vries, B. (25.09.2004). Enough wind to power the world, Interview with B. de Vries. New Scientist (2466), (pp. 12) (1 p.).
  2004 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (07.04.2004) Carbon removal and storage in longer term TIMER/IMAGE model-based energy and environment scenarios
B.J.M. de Vries (26.05.2004) Duurzaamheid in een veranderende wereld
B.J.M. de Vries (20.01.2004) Global potential of biomass-derived energy
B.J.M. de Vries (16.03.2004) Hydrogen in the future global energy system
B.J.M. de Vries (11.03.2004) Transdisciplinair onderzoek inzake energietransities
B.J.M. de Vries (09.12.2004) Wind solar and biomass: Their role in a sustainable future
de Vries, B. (26.05.2004). Duurzaamheid in een veranderende wereld/Sustainability in a changing world. (40 p.). Bilthoven/Utrecht: RIVM/Copernicus Institute, Department of STS, UU.
  2003 - Scholarly publications
de Vries, B. (19.09.2003). In search of sustainability: what can we learn from the past?. Paper for the International Symposium on World System History and Global Environmental Change (pp. 19-22) (4 p.). Lund, Sweden: Human Ecology Division, Lund University.
van Vuuren, D.P., Fengqi, Z., de Vries, B., Kejun, J., Graveland, C. & Yun, L. (2003). Energy and emission scenarios for China in the 21st century-exploration of baseline development and mitigation options. Energy Policy, 31 (4), (pp. 369-387) (19 p.).
  2003 - Professional publications
Hoogwijk, M.M., Coelingh, J., de Vries, B. & Turkenburg, W.C. (2003). The technical potential and cost supply curve of onshore wind energy world wide: a grid cell approach. Proceedings of the European wind energy conference and Exhibition (8 p.). Brussel: EWEA.
  2002 - Scholarly publications
Mayerhofer, Petra, De Vries, Bert, Den Elzen, Michel, Van Vuuren, Detlef, Onigkeit, Janina, Posch, Maximilian & Guardans, Ramon (28.08.2002). Long-term, consistent scenarios of emissions, deposition, and climate change in Europe. Environmental Science and Policy, 5 (4), (pp. 273-305) (33 p.).
Van Harmelen, Toon, Bakker, Joost, De Vries, Bert, Van Vuuren, Detlef, Den Elzen, Michel & Mayerhofer, Petra (28.08.2002). Long-term reductions in costs of controlling regional air pollution in Europe due to climate policy. Environmental Science and Policy, 5 (4), (pp. 349-365) (17 p.).
  2002 - Other output
B.J.M. de Vries (05.12.2002) Climate Game SusClime
B.J.M. de Vries (21.10.2002) Contribution to the Workshop on System Dynamics & Sustainable Development
B.J.M. de Vries (25.03.2002) IMAGE-model and IMAGE-based scenarios
B.J.M. de Vries (26.10.2002) Models and scenarios - bridging science and values
  1995 - Scholarly publications
Alcamo, J., Battjes, C., Van Den Born, G. J., Bouwman, A. F., De Haan, B. J., Klein Goldewijk, K., Klepper, O., Kreileman, G. J J, Krol, M., Leemans, R., Van Minnen, J. G., Olivier, J. G J, De Vries, H. J M, Toet, A. M C, Van Den Wijngaart, R. A., Van Der Woerd, H. J. & Zuidema, G. (01.12.1995). Overview of IMAGE 2.0 - An integrated model of climate change and the global environment. Studies in Environmental Science, 65 (PART B), (pp. 1395-1399) (5 p.).
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  • Sustainable Finance Lab, Utrecht University
  • Science Board Resilience Alliance (RA) (www.resalliance.org) 
  • INRIC / The Balaton Group
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