Soil quality in the Netherlands is deteriorating. What long-term measures are needed to ensure sustainable soil management?
International accessibility by rail
International train connections leave much to be desired. Why is that? Where are the obstacles to better rail accessibility? What is needed to bring the international accessibility by rail to and from the Netherlands to a substantially higher level?
Safe handling of hazardous substances in the physical environment
There are concerns about hazardous substances being used in and emitted to the physical environment. Is the system of regulations and policies on chemicals, products and the environment sufficiently effective to dispel these concerns?
Sustainable development of the economy
What role can the central government play in the transition to a sustainable economy? Do the nature, scope and expected economic impact of the transition challenges give cause to revise this role? What lessons can be learned from the transition in the energy-intensive industry?