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31 press releases

High-quality landscape is essential to a sustainable Netherlands

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Rli - 8 November 2016
The Netherlands is facing major and urgent sustainability challenges, such as the energy transition, adaptation to climate change, and the sustainable development of the agriculture sector. These developments will change the Dutch landscape drastically: a ...

Netherlands creates opportunities through circular agenda

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Rli - 18 June 2015
The Netherlands can benefit from making smarter use of raw materials. To achieve this, a government-wide circular agenda is needed. This states the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) in its advice ‘Circular economy: from wish to practice ...

Technology requires a different role from government

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Rli - 22 January 2015
23 January 2015- Technological innovations are succeeding one another with increasing speed, and are interconnecting more and more. Technology is coming ever closer to us, even right into our bodies. Innovations have a major impact on how we live and on s ...

CAP-payments should be used to support innovation

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Rli - 31 October 2013
October 31st, 2013- The Dutch government and parliament should use CAP-payments in a targeted manner to help farmers pursue innovation and sustainability. Only then can Dutch agriculture be assured of a sound future. This is the main conclusion of an advi ...

Economy requires alternative logistics

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Rli - 8 October 2013
An alternative policy towards logistics can stimulate economic growth. This is the conclusion drawn by the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Raad voor de Leefomgeving, Rli) in the advice 'Dutch logistics 2040: designed to last' whi ...

Sustainable development major challenge for Dutch agriculture

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Rli - 25 March 2013
20 March 2013 – The future of agriculture in the Netherlands is under intense debate, that tends to get stuck. This debate needs a fundamental shift, in order to accelerate sustainable development within the entire field of agriculture and horticulture. T ...

European environmental and transport policies need to go hand-in-hand

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Rli - 16 October 2012
Janez Potočnik calls on member states to create integrated European system for sustainable transport 12 October 2012 – EU member states can enhance their competitive position by making national mobility policy more sustainable and by creating a single Eur ...

Dutch government names members of Council for the Environment and Infrastructure

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Rli - 13 July 2012
13 juli 2012- The Dutch government announced the members of the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli). The Council is a new independent body that was established to advise the Dutch government and parliament on matters relating to the susta ...

GOVERNMENT MUST GIVE STRONGER GUIDANCE ON THE TRANSITION TO A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

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Rli - 10 December 2010
Climate change, raw materials scarcity and loss of biodiversity make the transition to a sustainable economy inevitable. To ensure a smooth transition the government must provide greater direction, and this should be based on a guiding vision that gives p ...

Dutch advisory councils: “Urgent need to put a price on transport CO2 emissions"

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VROM-raad - 28 January 2008
Current policies for the transport sector are utterly inadequate for securing long-term European climate objectives. To achieve these targets the ever-upward trend in the CO2 emissions of both passenger and freight transport must be breached. Without appr ...