The Netherlands pursues a successful environmental policy that is resulting in cleaner rivers, reduction in carbon emissions, reduction in waste steams, and the cleanup of contaminated soil. There are still more challenges including improving air quality, climate change, and the depletion of natural resources and biodiversity.
- Roles and responsibilities of Central Government
- Roles and responsibilities of provincial government, municipal governments and water authorities
- Resource Efficiency
National environmental policy is directed to contributing to sustainable economic development and to the health and safety of people by maintaining and improving the quality of the environment.
The Government is committed to sustainable management of the environment in the Netherlands and in the wider EU and global context.
The Netherlands recycles know-how to reduce Indonesia’s waste heap
Today, Minister for the Environment Dijksma is visiting Bantar Gebang, the largest waste heap in South East Asia, near Jakarta....
Infrastructure funding secured for the future
From now on, the Infrastructure Fund will be automatically extended every year. This means that funding for roads, railways,...
Cabinet: National raw materials agreement to foster circular economy by 2050
A national raw materials agreement will be concluded to ensure that the Dutch economy will be running completely on reusable...
European air pollution agreement halves mortality rate
On 30 June, the Member States, the European Commission, and the European Parliament signed an agreement regarding a new...
Trial on North Sea to clean up plastic soup
At the presentation of Boyan Slat’s invention, Minister Dijksma (Infrastructure and the Environment) reiterated her support for...