Work in progress

The Work Programme is a schedule of activities which describes the ongoing projects. The current status of all projects is shown below.

  • There are concerns about hazardous substances being used in and emitted to the physical environment. Is the system of regulations and policies on chemicals, products and the environment sufficiently effective to dispel these concerns?
  • What possibilities do the proposals for the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy offer for supporting the transition to a resilient and robust circular agriculture?
  • Tourism policy is traditionally aimed at attracting tourists and creating more facilities. Tourism and recreation offer interesting perspectives for the Council’s advisory work, on account of the strong growth of this sector and the resulting increasing burden on the human environment.
  • What role can the central government play in the transition to a sustainable economy? Do the nature, scope and expected economic impact of the transition challenges give cause to revise this role? What lessons can be learned from the transition in the energy-intensive industry?
  • Various sustainability challenges come together at the regional scale. What mechanisms are at play? Do the different challenges conflict? And if so, is a holistic approach appropriate?