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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Netherlands 2003

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This review of the Netherland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

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International Commitments and Co-operation

The following recommendations are part of the overall conclusions and recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Netherlands: • take into account ancillary benefits of reducing SOx and VOC emissions when assessing the cost-effectiveness of potential greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures, and develop means to implement the polluter pays principle through the Kyoto mechanisms; • take steps to ensure full implementation and enforcement of new international commitments concerning port reception and ship-generated wastes and cargo residues; • continue to work in international fora to promote management of shared and straddling marine stocks in the North Sea following an ecosystem management approach; • put an end to illegal trade in ozone depleting substances....

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