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 ...
Rli commences advisory report The “Forgotten” Netherlands?
What is needed to prevent problematic disparities between regions, to promote overall well-being and development opportunities in all parts of the Netherlands, and to strengthen cohesion between the regions? And what role do central government and other entities play in ...
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?
Water Framework Directive
The Netherlands has to meet the requirements of the WFD by 2027. What is needed to optimise the approach to the WFD as advocated by the Dutch government and what is needed now and after 2027 to make progress towards achieving a good and healthy status for the country's water system?
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.
Work programme 2022-2023
Each year the Council produces a work programme which is subject to the approval of the ministers of Infrastructure and Water Management, of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, and of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.