Environmental Policy

For the government’s position, see: Environmental Management: Environmental Policy of the Netherlands: a General View. The Hague: Ministery of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment, 1997.


For a critical assessment see:

  • P. Lucardie, Greening and Un-Greening the Netherlands, Political Quarterly, 1997, pp. 183-191
  • M. Wintle (ed.), Rhetoric and Reality in Environmental Policy: The Case of the Netherlands in Comparison With Britain. Aldershot: Avebury, 1994. 

Environmental concerns also play a role in Dutch aid to developing countries:

  • L.M. van der Mey, Sustainable Development in Dutch Policy: a National Response to an International Appeal, Journal of Environment & Development, Vol. 4 (1995), pp. 205-219
  • P. Hoebink, Dutch Development Cooperation and the Environment: Little Said, Less Done, Internationale Spectator, Vol.45 (1991), pp. 722-727. 

Those interested in further references should consult: B. Needham and P. Ekkers (eds.), Physical Planning and Environmental Policy in the Netherlands: a Guide to English-language Publications. Nijmegen: Catholic University Nijmegen, 1996.

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