4 press releases

Energy transition in the built environment demands clarity

Press release
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 ...

Advisory Council expresses concern about Dutch National Environment and Planning Strategy

Press release
Rli - 20 November 2018
20 November 2018 – The National Environment and Planning Strategy, which is expected to be published early in 2019, is the Dutch government’s main instrument for orienting spatial development in order to ensure a good quality environment. Essential to ach ...

Better mobility requires different choices

Press release
Rli - 23 May 2018
23 May 2018- Expanding the capacity of the major road and rail networks cannot provide the answer to the Netherlands’ accessibility problems any longer. The investment strategy must better reflect people’s changing travel needs, make more use of new techn ...

Meeting climate targets requires a new food policy

Press release
Rli - 3 April 2018
In the long term, Dutch climate targets will inevitably lead to a lower permissible livestock production capacity and a change in diet. The Dutch government should prepare for this transition by developing a new food policy that will minimise the negative ...