37 press releases
Better mobility requires different choices
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
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 ...
New science-policy interface needed to drive forward the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development
Rli - 12 October 2017
European diplomacy, science-based policy advice and political commitment made the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and also the Paris Agreement possible. In implementing the 2030 Agenda, besides maintaining an evidence-based approach, greater legit ...
Advisory council argues for modernised land policy
Rli - 22 June 2017
22 June 2017 – The Dutch Government aims to harmonise land policy legislation in a Supplementary Act on Land Ownership. This act will be crucial in tackling a number of major challenges, such as the energy transition, climate adaptation and transforming c ...
Rli: More effective preparation needed for technological innovations
Rli - 10 March 2017
Technology is changing society. Although new applications can be of great value, they can also encroach upon existing values. Government, citizens and the private sector must prepare for this, so that society can effectively anticipate the effects of tech ...
Faster and closer: Urban accessibility demands the breaking down of silos
Rli - 26 January 2017
Current transport policy is too fragmented to keep Dutch urban regions accessible in the future. Although there are now more and more ways to reach a particular destination, the policy and regulative framework makes it difficult to seize the opportunities ...
High-quality landscape is essential to a sustainable Netherlands
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
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
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
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 ...