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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 raw ...

News item | 14-09-2016 | 09:11

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 European ...

News item | 01-07-2016 | 17:14

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 ...

News item | 23-06-2016 | 14:36

Minister Schultz: Dutch infrastructure energy neutral by 2030

In fourteen years’ time, the Dutch main road system and water network will be operating in a fully energy neutral manner. This ...

News item | 13-06-2016 | 12:58

Dutch Minister for the Environment: focus on climate trade missions

In the years ahead, the Netherlands will be specialising in climate trade missions. Dutch Minister for the Environment Dijksma ...

News item | 27-05-2016 | 11:03

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

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

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

The Netherlands votes against delaying the introduction of more stringent emissions tests for new diesel vehicles

The European Commission’s proposal to further delay the introduction of stricter, real-world tests for new diesel vehicles and ...

News item | 29-10-2015 | 15:15

Minister Mansveld advocates quick introduction of new and reliable car testing in Europe

Europe must quickly take steps to put an end to cheating involving the admission requirements for cars. ‘Both consumers and the ...

News item | 28-09-2015 | 16:22