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Dutch public transport switches to 100 percent emissions-free buses

From 2025, all new public transport buses will be zero-emissions vehicles. Today, Environment Minister Dijksma signed an...

News item | 15-04-2016 | 08:30

Europe wants to pick up the pace towards market introduction of self-driving vehicles

European cooperation will be intensified to facilitate the smooth introduction of self-driving vehicles. The shared ambition is...

News item | 14-04-2016 | 13:30

Dutch business community welcomes truck platoons

Dutch business is keen to go forward with truck platooning. As evidenced at today’s European Truck Platooning Challenge, in the...

News item | 06-04-2016 | 13:45

Minister Schultz signs agreement on water treatment project in Vietnam

Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment today signed an agreement on the construction of a sewage...

News item | 30-03-2016 | 14:45

European Parliament agrees to uniform requirements for inland waterway vessels

The technical requirements for inland waterway vessels are soon to be standardised across the whole of Europe. For users of...

News item | 21-03-2016 | 17:09

International green deal with France, Flanders and the United Kingdom

Recyclable plastic and materials like aluminium and lead which remain after the incineration of waste, far too often end up as...

News item | 03-03-2016 | 16:00

Minister Dijksma: carbon pricing key to reducing CO2 emissions

Setting a global price on carbon dioxide emissions is essential in order to achieve the climate goals agreed upon in Paris....

News item | 12-02-2016 | 10:05

New National Water Plan: linking water and spatial planning more intelligently

The Netherlands has a new National Water Plan. Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) and State...

News item | 16-12-2015 | 10:47

The Netherlands commits to historic climate change agreement

A new UN climate accord was approved in Paris today. The EU – including the Netherlands – approved the agreement. The accord is...

News item | 14-12-2015 | 13:40

Government asks SER for advisory opinion on circular economy opportunities

The government has asked the Social and Economic Council (SER) for its advisory opinion on how businesses, civil society...

News item | 11-12-2015 | 15:30

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