recent in preparation
Nuclear energy is taking centre stage as one of the options within the energy transition. However, conducting a proper debate about the usefulness and necessity of nuclear energy proves difficult in practice. The Council has been asked for an advisory report.
Position and future of the system of housing associations
Housing associations provide relatively cheap homes for rent to several million households. To what social challenges can and should housing associations contribute efficiently and effectively, in the decades to come? What basic conditions are necessary to achieve this?
Prospects for farmers
Farmers’ current revenue models are often incompatible with achieving sustainable agriculture. What do we need from the various links in the value chain in order to offer economic prospects to farmers?
Managing scarce space
The Netherlands is facing substantial challenges in spatial planning, such as housing, the energy transition and a more sustainable agriculture. Do the new national frameworks for the environment (Omgevingswet, Omgevingsvisie) provide sufficient guidance for taking on these challenges?
Reviewing nature policy
Nature is of vital importance and the worldwide decline in biodiversity is a cause of great concern. The Rli is exploring how, in the Netherlands, the worrying decline in the quality of the natural environment and biodiversity can be reversed in time to achieve the restoration of resilient nature.