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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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Transport

The following recommendations are part of the overall conclusions and recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Netherlands: • strengthen or revive efforts to integrate environmental and sustainable development concerns into transport policy; • further internalise externalities into transport operation and pricing: strengthen the use of existing economic instruments and introduce new ones, such as the suggested per-kilometre tax on lorries and cars (with differentiated rates according to time, place and the environmental impact of each vehicle) or other relevant instruments; • work towards eliminating domestic and international distortions in competition among transport modes (e.g. subsidisation, taxation, standards), including within the EU, IMO and ICAO....

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