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New science-policy interface needed to drive forward the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development

Rli - 12 October 2017
European diplomacy, science-based policy advice and political commitment made the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and also the Paris Agreement possible. In implementing the 2030 Agenda, besides maintaining an evidence-based approach, greater ...

Advisory council argues for modernised land policy

Rli - 22 June 2017
22 June 2017 – The Dutch Government aims to harmonise land policy legislation in a Supplementary Act on Land Ownership. This act will be crucial in tackling a number of major challenges, such as the energy transition, climate adaptation and transforming ...

Rli: More effective preparation needed for technological innovations

Rli - 10 March 2017
Technology is changing society. Although new applications can be of great value, they can also encroach upon existing values. Government, citizens and the private sector must prepare for this, so that society can effectively anticipate the effects of ...

Faster and closer: Urban accessibility demands the breaking down of silos

Rli - 26 January 2017
Current transport policy is too fragmented to keep Dutch urban regions accessible in the future. Although there are now more and more ways to reach a particular destination, the policy and regulative framework makes it difficult to seize the opportunities ...

High-quality landscape is essential to a sustainable Netherlands

Rli - 8 November 2016
The Netherlands is facing major and urgent sustainability challenges, such as the energy transition, adaptation to climate change, and the sustainable development of the agriculture sector. These developments will change the Dutch landscape drastically: a ...

Netherlands creates opportunities through circular agenda

Rli - 18 June 2015
The Netherlands can benefit from making smarter use of raw materials. To achieve this, a government-wide circular agenda is needed. This states the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) in its advice ‘Circular economy: from wish to practice ...

Technology requires a different role from government

Rli - 22 January 2015
23 January 2015- Technological innovations are succeeding one another with increasing speed, and are interconnecting more and more. Technology is coming ever closer to us, even right into our bodies. Innovations have a major impact on how we live and on ...

CAP-payments should be used to support innovation

Rli - 31 October 2013
October 31st, 2013- The Dutch government and parliament should use CAP-payments in a targeted manner to help farmers pursue innovation and sustainability. Only then can Dutch agriculture be assured of a sound future. This is the main conclusion of an ...

Economy requires alternative logistics

Rli - 8 October 2013
An alternative policy towards logistics can stimulate economic growth. This is the conclusion drawn by the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Raad voor de Leefomgeving, Rli) in the advice 'Dutch logistics 2040: designed to last' ...

Sustainable development major challenge for Dutch agriculture

Rli - 25 March 2013
20 March 2013 – The future of agriculture in the Netherlands is under intense debate, that tends to get stuck. This debate needs a fundamental shift, in order to accelerate sustainable development within the entire field of agriculture and horticulture. ...

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