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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

Government to invest in polar regions

The government is setting aside more funds for scientific research in the North and South Poles. The Netherlands will be making ...

News item | 05-04-2016 | 00:00

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

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

Ploumen: climate agreement must focus more on world’s poorest

According to development minister Lilianne Ploumen, negotiators at the Paris Climate Change Conference must reach solid ...

News item | 01-12-2015 | 17:01

The Netherlands contributes first 2 million euros towards global carbon pricing

We need to have clarity regarding what CO2 emissions cost, everywhere in the world. The Netherlands has already contributed 2 ...

News item | 30-11-2015 | 16:30

Koenders: ‘Climate change threatens our safety’

‘Not only does global warming threaten our environment, it also seriously undermines our security,’ foreign minister Bert ...

News item | 28-11-2015 | 09:51

Kingdom delegation to attend UN Climate Conference in Paris

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will attend the opening of the UN Climate Summit in Paris (COP21) on Monday 30 November, where he will ...

News item | 25-11-2015 | 17:15

Dutch environmental policy visionary and adequate

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, calls Dutch environmental policy visionary and adequate, as it ...

News item | 25-11-2015 | 15:03

Dutch goals for the climate agreement: rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, binding agreement, everyone joins in

Minister for the Environment Sharon Dijksma will represent the Netherlands at the so-called Pre-COP, the final preparations for ...

News item | 10-11-2015 | 10:17