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Strategic Approach for Safe Chemical and Energy Industries

AGS - August 2009
The Hazardous Substances Council advices the Dutch government to enlarge investments of research in the knowledge area of safety and hazardous substances. Based on an inventory the Council expressed its great concern. The size of the chemical industry and ...

Permanent mobility in the Randstad

Raad VenW - May 2009
Investing in construction, utilisation and road pricing will not be enough to improve mobility in the Randstad, the highly urbanised western part of the Netherlands. Extra capacity on roads and railways may eliminate or relieve well-known bottlenecks, but ...

Every journey has its price

VROM-raad - January 2008
Joint advice of the council for transport, public works and water management (Raad voor Verkeer en Waterstaat, council for housing, spatial planing and the environment (VROM-raad) and energy council (algemene Energieraad) to the Netherlands government. If ...

Risk calculations by prescription

AGS - July 2007
In Dutch external safety policy, the acceptability of risk in the area surrounding a hazard is assessed based on a limit value for individual risk (IR). Additionally, changes to societal risk (SR) must be justified, in which a less strict (with regards to ...

Sustainable development of marine potential

VROM-raad - May 2007
The European seas and oceans, the North and Wadden Sea included, are harbouring an enormous economical and ecological potential. At the same time it is justified to state that pressures on the seas due to human activities are strong and growing stronger. ...

Collaboration in the Eurodelta

VROM-raad - December 2005
In this advice the Advisory Council for Transport, Public Works and Water Management calls for attention to opportunities for strengthening the position of the Netherlands through active and broad-based European regional collaboration between those parts ...

Energy transition: A climate for new opportunities

VROM-raad - December 2004
With this advice, the Councils are responding to the request from the Minister of Economic Affairs and the State Secretary for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment to advise the government on its role in achieving the necessary system innovations ...

Consequences of the CAP reform proposals

RLG - May 2003
With this advice, the Council anticipates on a more comprehensive advice on the EU agricultural policy, which is placed on the agenda for the second half of this year. That advice will elaborate on aspects of implementation of the reforms, and will take a ...

Wanting something for nothing

RLG - March 2003
This advice is intended to specify what minimum requirements are necessary to avoid sliding back into a policy level that can no longer be called 'reliable'. In the Council's opinion, this can only be realised by pursuing a balanced policy ...

The Netherlands and the European Environment

VROM-raad - December 1999
The European Union presently comprises 15 member states, but talks are being held with at least another 13 potential members: ten from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Cyprus, Malta and Turkey. In a number of cases these talks have become fullblown ...

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