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Advisory board’s report (published today) says: help homeowners and tenants with foundation damage

24 June 2024 - To prevent the foundations problem escalating into a foundations crisis, the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) proposes a national approach to the problem. Its advisory report Firm Foundations was published on Thursday 29 February 2024 and received by the caretaker ministers of the Interior & Kingdom Relations and Infrastructure & Water Management.

Presentation of exploration and start of advice on Systemic Failure in Policy on the Living Environment

4 June 2024 - What is preventing the major problems in the living environment from being solved sufficiently effectively? What fundamental choices are needed to actually solve them sufficiently effectively? What are the consequences of those choices? What forms of organisation and steering will this require, and what are the roles and position of government, the market and the community in this regard? The council has started an advisory process on this. Publication is expected in late 2024.

Rli starts preparing advisory report on sustainable construction

30 May 2024 - How can the government create the right conditions for a transition to the use of sustainable materials for housebuilding?

Start of advisory report on inclusive sustainability

24 May 2024 - How can effective sustainability policies be developed in such a way that society at large is involved and goals and tools are both improved and widely supported?

Work Programme for 2024-2025 adopted

11 March 2024 - The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management (IenW), Mark Harbers, submitted the Council's Work Programme for 2024-2025 to the Dutch House of Representatives on 20 December 2023, doing so also on behalf of the Ministers of the Interior and Kingdom Relations (BZK), Economic Affairs and Climate (EZK), Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), and Climate and Energy, and the State Secretaries for IenW and Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation (K&D).

Rli publishes advisory report on “Bridging the Implementation Gap: Tackling Factors Impeding Policy for the Physical Living Environment”

23 February 2024 - Implementation of policy for the living environment is lagging behind, meaning that urgent problems are not being solved. The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) therefore calls on the Dutch government to strike a much better balance between policy development and policy implementation in actual practice. The Rli does so in its advisory report on “Bridging the Implementation Gap”, which was published on 19 December.

Jan Jacob van Dijk appointed new chairman of Council for the Environment and Infrastructure

16 February 2024 - 16 February 2024 – The Council of Ministers approved his appointment at the proposal of the caretaker Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Mark Harbers. Van Dijk succeeds Jan Jaap de Graeff, whose term of office is expiring. The appointment will apply for the Rli's fourth Council term (2024-2028) and will take effect on 1 August 2024.

Rli starts preparing advisory report on a national approach to foundation problems

28 November 2023 - The problem of foundation damage affects large parts of the Netherlands. Exact figures are not yet available, but potentially 500,000 to more than 1 million homes may be affected, in both urban and rural areas. The problem has a major impact on those affected.

Rli releases advisory report Phasing Out the Throw-away Society on Black Friday

24 November 2023 - The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) calls on the Dutch government to put a stop to the ‘throw-away society’. More and more products end up as waste after only a short time. This is at the expense of working conditions, the climate, and the environment.

Rli starts preparing advisory report ‘Focusing on wellbeing in environmental policy practice’

3 November 2023 - How can central government ensure that its decision-making focuses in a targeted way on maintaining and enhancing wellbeing, with particular consideration for the domain of the living environment?