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Warmly recommended

Rli - December 2018
Background and request for advice Agreements were made at the climate summit in Paris in 2015 designed to prevent an excessive rise in the earth’s average temperature as a result of the greenhouse effect. In the present government’s coalition agreement th ...

National Environment and Planning Strategy

Rli - November 2018
Background and request for advice The Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations asked the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure to advise on the National Environment and Planning Strategy (Nationale Omgevingsvisie: NOVI). Specifically, the m ...

Accelerating housing production, while maintaining quality

Rli - June 2018
Background and request for advice How can the pace of house building be increased to produce enough homes to meet the demand? The Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations has announced a series of measures to accelerate housing production. They incl ...

Better and different mobility

Rli - May 2018
Background and request for advice The Dutch economy is currently going through a period of rapid growth and this is being reflected in busier roads and trains. The number of cyclists is also growing. Traffic congestion (including bicycles), longer journey ...

The healthy city

Rli - April 2018
Background and request for advice One of the stated aims of the Environment and Planning Act is to establish and maintain a healthy built and natural environment. How that goal should take shape in policy remains unclear to many public authorities. How wi ...

Sustainable and healthy

Rli - April 2018
Background and request for advice 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 adopting a new food policy ...

Electricity provision in the face of ongoing digitalisation

Rli - March 2018
Background and request for advice Digital technology is playing an increasingly important role within the Netherlands’ electricity system. A digitalised electricity supply system is emerging, where decisions relating to storage, supply and consumption are ...

A Broad View of Heritage

Rli - December 2017
Background and request for advice Transitions and other developments are going to alter the physical fabric of much of the Netherlands. The consequences of developments like the energy transition, climate adaptation, urban development, upscaling in agricu ...

Land for Development

Rli - June 2017
Background and request for advice The Dutch Government aims to harmonise land policy legislation in a Supplementary Act on Land Ownership, which will be incorporated into the Environment and Planning Act. The Supplementary Act will be crucial in tackling ...

Assessing the Value of Technology

Rli - March 2017
Background and request for advice New technologies and applications come onto the market every day. We now have smartphones and apps such as Airbnb and Uber. Tomorrow we may well have robots that deliver pizzas and groceries, or buildings made of self-cle ...

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