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Sustainability transitions and the financial sector
What options does the government have for influencing the financial sector in such a way that non-sustainable investment is limited and investment in sustainability is encouraged? And to what extent is that necessary, desirable, and urgent?
Water Framework Directive
The Netherlands has to meet the requirements of the WFD by 2027. What is needed to optimise the approach to the WFD as advocated by the Dutch government and what is needed now and after 2027 to make progress towards achieving a good and healthy status for the country's water system?
Nuclear energy is taking centre stage as one of the options within the energy transition. However, conducting a proper debate about the usefulness and necessity of nuclear energy proves difficult in practice. The Council has been asked for an advisory report.
Position and future of the system of housing associations
Housing associations provide relatively cheap homes for rent to several million households. To what social challenges can and should housing associations contribute efficiently and effectively, in the decades to come? What basic conditions are necessary to achieve this?