Day after day, we are working together with you on tomorrow's environment. Our new look presentation brochure includes some useful tools that will help you nicely along your way.
Commissioned by MIRA, VITO developed a prototype or blueprint for a 'system dynamics model for Flanders'. A system dynamics model captures the dependencies between the state variables that drive the dynamic behaviour of a system. This allows to calculate different combinations of scenarios and policy choices in a consistent manner, and to determine the medium- and long-term impact to be determined.
Flanders is meeting many of the European air quality targets, for the first time also for particulate matter. Nonetheless, further efforts are needed for even better protection of public health. This can be read in the new report 'Air Quality in the Flemish Region in 2014'
Economic welfare is traditionally measured using the gross domestic product (GDP). There are, however, also other factors to be taken into account, such as social and environmental aspects. The Index for Sustainable Economic Welfare (ISEW) offers an alternative approach. This MIRA report traces the evolution of the ISEW for Flanders over the period 1990-2013 using an improved methodology.
To what extent is climate change already visible in Flanders and Belgium? What are the expectations for the future? The answers to these questions can be found in the MIRA Climate Report 2015, which was compiled in collaboration with experts from the University of Leuven, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and the Royal Meteorological Institute (KMI).