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.