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28 press releases

City accessible to fewer and fewer people

Press release
Rli - 1 October 2020
Fewer and fewer people are unable to participate sufficiently in urban life. They can no longer find or pay for a home and many amenities in the city are inaccessible to them. Furthermore, fewer people have transport to reach work or medical facilities. T ...

Opting for a green recovery, after the corona crisis

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Rli - 10 July 2020
After the corona crisis, the Dutch Government will have to assist the process of economic recovery. The most effective recovery measures would be those that boost both the economy and employment, in the short term, while also contributing to a sustainable ...

European sustainability councils call for a boost in the post-pandemic shift to rail for international travel

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Rli - 1 July 2020
Europe can and must do more to improve international passenger travel by rail. This will contribute towards the EU’s environmental goals, will enhance the economic competitiveness of agglomerations and stimulate sustainable tourism. Moreover, the transpor ...

More vigorous soil policy needed

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Rli - 29 June 2020
The health of rural soils in the Netherlands is in jeopardy, but current soil policy provides an inadequate response. Objectives for nature, water and climate are not being met and agricultural yields are under threat. The government must do more to ensur ...

Dutch Cabinet to increase their grip on hazardous substances

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Rli - 11 March 2020
Current policy on hazardous substances is not sufficient to adequately control the risks to people and the physical environment. The use and number of hazardous substances is increasing, as is the reuse of products containing such substances. This is why ...

Tourism growth requireschange in policy

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Rli - 6 September 2019
6 September 2019 – The number of tourists visiting the Netherlands has grown exponentially in the past ten years and will continue to do so in the years to come. Tourism now generates as much revenue as the construction sector and more than double that of ...

Invest European agricultural funds in circular agriculture

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Rli - 22 May 2019
The Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Carola Schouten, has set out her ambition to establish a circular agriculture system in the Netherlands. The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure advises the minister to make increasing use o ...

Treat aviation like any other business sector

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Rli - 18 April 2019
18 April 2019 – Aviation enjoys an exceptional position in Dutch national policy, which holds other mobility sectors or industries more accountable for their impact on the living environment than it does aviation. Aviation growth is increasingly at odds w ...

Sustainability agendas can boost the regions

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Rli - 26 March 2019
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 de ...

Energy transition in the built environment demands clarity

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Rli - 13 December 2018
13 December 2018 – Every building in the Netherlands should be heated from sustainable sources by 2050. The path to that outcome is still very uncertain: the respective responsibilities of the government and citizens, the allocation of costs and the exten ...