The Sum of the Parts: Converging national and regional challenges’ - survey

The Netherlands must transition to sustainability. Over the coming decades our energy supply, our food system and our economy will be radically transformed. We will also have to adapt to climate change. All tiers of government are working on these four development agendas, but implementation will be a regional affair. The regions are where these agendas will either reinforce each other or stand in each other’s way. The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure has explored this issue by examining the case of the Southwest Delta region.

In its report published on 26 March 2019 ‘The Sum of the Parts: Converging national and regional challenges’, the Council concludes not only that an integrative approach in the regions is needed, but also that this can give a positive impetus to the regions themselves.

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