From throw-away society to sustainable, circular production and consumption
How can the Netherlands, with the help of European regulations, make the transition from throw-away society to a society that produces and uses sustainable, circular consumer goods?
Climate adaptation and spatial planning
What spatial planning policies are needed to best prepare the Netherlands for the impacts of climate change, both in the short and longer term?
How can the government reinforce the implementation capacity needed to put into practice (in good time) the proposed policies for tackling the major challenges within the living environment, and what factors impede or promote this? These are the key questions ...
Finance in transition
The financial sector will have an important role to play in the transition to a sustainable economy. This will not happen by itself, however. Government direction is needed to ensure the financial sector actually prepares for and contributes more quickly to the transition.
Rli commences advisory report on making business parks more sustainable
How can we accelerate the sustainability of business parks and the companies located there? What does this mean for the roles, responsibilities, and instruments of central government and other public authorities, market players, and society? These are the key questions ...
Splitting the atom, splitting opinion?
The energy transition calls for diligent decision-making on the role of nuclear energy. Over the coming years, this issue will be the subject of public and political debate. What aspects should be considered as part of this process?
Housing associations in the Netherlands play an important role in providing housing for households that find it difficult to do so themselves. But does this role fit with the social challenges over the next ten to fifteen years?
Nature everywhere and for everyone
Nature in the Netherlands is declining at an alarming rate, even though robust nature is crucial for the quality of life here. What does this mean for our current nature policy? The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure issued an advisory report on this subject on 23 March 2022.