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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: The Netherlands 2015

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This report is the third OECD review of environmental performance in the Netherlands. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on sustainable mobility, and waste and materials management.



The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of country progress in achieving domestic and international environmental policy commitments. The reviews are conducted to improve environmental performance, promote peer learning and enhance accountability. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data, and provide policy-relevant recommendations.

Each review cycle covers all OECD countries and selected partner economies. The most recent reviews include: Spain (2015), Poland (2015), Sweden (2014).

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Assessment and recommendations

The Assessment and recommendations presents the main findings of the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the Netherlands and identifies 29 recommendations to support the country’s further progress towards its environmental policy objectives and international commitments. The OECD Working Party on Environmental Performance reviewed and approved the Assessment and recommendations at its meeting on 18 June 2015. Actions taken to implement selected recommendations from the 2003 OECD Environmental Performance Review are summarised in the Annex.

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