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Rli starts preparing advisory report on a national approach to foundation problems

28 November 2023 - The problem of foundation damage affects large parts of the Netherlands. Exact figures are not yet available, but potentially 500,000 to more than 1 million homes may be affected, in both urban and rural areas. The problem has a major impact on those affected.

Rli starts preparing advisory report ‘Focusing on wellbeing in environmental policy practice’

3 November 2023 - How can central government ensure that its decision-making focuses in a targeted way on maintaining and enhancing wellbeing, with particular consideration for the domain of the living environment?

Rli starts preparing advisory report on juridification in the living environment

14 August 2023 - There are numerous lawsuits these days about the quality of our living environment. There is an increasing impression that environment and planning policy is being “juridified”.

Rli starts preparing advisory report on climate adaptation and spatial planning

15 May 2023 - What spatial planning policies are needed to best prepare the Netherlands for the impacts of climate change, both in the short and longer term?

Rli starts preparing advisory report ‘From throw-away society to sustainable, circular production and consumption’

15 May 2023 - How can the Netherlands, with the help of European regulations, make the transition from throw-away society to a society that produces and uses sustainable, circular consumer goods? What interventions are needed to make this possible? These are the key questions in the advisory report that the Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) is preparing.

Rli publishes advisory report "Good Water, Good Policy"

11 May 2023 - In its advisory report "Good Water, Good Policy", presented to Mark Harbers, Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management on 11 May 2023, the Rli concludes that current and planned policies to achieve healthy water systems and their implementation are inadequate and do not fully follow through into all policy areas affecting water systems. Additional measures are needed and the effectiveness of all the measures should be assessed to allow timely adjustments to be made if necessary.

EEAC Webinar Series on Sustainable Finance

19 April 2023 - On the 3rd and the 10th of May, the European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils (EEAC) together with the Belgium Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD), the Rli and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) are organising two high-level expert webinars on sustainable finance.

Implementation Capacity

19 April 2023 - How can the government reinforce the implementation capacity needed to put into practice (in good time) the proposed policies for tackling the major challenges within the living environment, and what factors impede or promote this? These are the key questions in the advisory report that the Rli is preparing on implementation capacity in the living environment.

Three advisory councils, Rli, RVS and ROB, publish their advisory report ‘Every region counts! A new approach to regional disparities’

27 March 2023 - Advice of Rli, RVS and ROB to the Dutch government: A change of approach is needed in the area of regional policy

Rli commences advisory report on making business parks more sustainable

2 November 2022 - How can we accelerate the sustainability of business parks and the companies located there? What does this mean for the roles, responsibilities, and instruments of central government and other public authorities, market players, and society? These are the key questions in the advisory report that the Rli is preparing on making business parks more sustainable. For a long time, business parks received relatively little attention; the Dutch climate agreement, for instance, does not mention them. And that's despite the fact that business parks fulfil an important economic function and have a major impact on the living environment.