Jamilja van der Meulen
TNO offers solutions for questions on Climate, Air and Sustainability in a context of economical, societal and technological developments and trends in energy supply, industrial production and mobility. The biggest challenge is to prevent side effects on different time scales and geographical scales. TNO has a strong knowledge on technological processes. Monitoring of emissions and air quality are crucial to recognize trends.
TNO is able to quantify environmental pressures on production processes and product chains from cradle to grave and compare different options. TNO advises companies on strategic sustainable choices and helps to detect environmental risks.
The technical knowledge enables TNO to make overviews of emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases. National governments as those of The Netherlands and Germany and the European Union are being helped with the development of guidelines on emission reporting and with the reporting itself. TNO also provides auditors to visit countries as part of the Climate Protocol.
The knowledge on large scale air pollution is enhanced especially concerning particulate matter (aerosols) on causes, transport and atmospheric chemistry and the use of satellite data to improve monitoring.
TNO also advises large communities and water boards on adapting to the effects of climate change.
TNO is able to translate theoretical analysis in practical solutions for strategic and operational problems. Some examples are: