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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?

Rli publishes advisory report ‘Working together: Opting for future-proof business parks’

31 October 2023 - Central government should set goals for the sustainability of business parks. Organised cooperation between businesses is vital in order to achieve these goals together. Central government should encourage such organisation and eventually make it a legal requirement. The formation of an organisation is also in the interest of the businesses themselves.

Rli starts preparing advisory report on juridification in the living environment

14 August 2023 - There are numerous lawsuits these days about the quality of our living environment. There is an increasing impression that environment and planning policy is being “juridified”.

Rli starts preparing advisory report on climate adaptation and spatial planning

15 May 2023 - What spatial planning policies are needed to best prepare the Netherlands for the impacts of climate change, both in the short and longer term?

Rli starts preparing advisory report ‘From throw-away society to sustainable, circular production and consumption’

15 May 2023 - How can the Netherlands, with the help of European regulations, make the transition from throw-away society to a society that produces and uses sustainable, circular consumer goods? What interventions are needed to make this possible? These are the key questions in the advisory report that the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) is preparing.

Rli publishes advisory report "Good Water, Good Policy"

11 May 2023 - In its advisory report "Good Water, Good Policy", presented to Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management on 11 May 2023, the Rli concludes that current and planned policies to achieve healthy water systems and their implementation are inadequate and do not fully follow through into all policy areas affecting water systems. Additional measures are needed and the effectiveness of all the measures should be assessed to allow timely adjustments to be made if necessary.

EEAC Webinar Series on Sustainable Finance

19 April 2023 - On the 3rd and the 10th of May, the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) together with the Belgium Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), the Rli and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) are organising two high-level expert webinars on sustainable finance.

Implementation Capacity

19 April 2023 - How can the government reinforce the implementation capacity needed to put into practice (in good time) the proposed policies for tackling the major challenges within the living environment, and what factors impede or promote this? These are the key questions in the advisory report that the Rli is preparing on implementation capacity in the living environment.