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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Towards green growth

This chapter reviews the Netherlands’ efforts to mainstream environmental considerations into economic policy and to promote green growth. It analyses the use of taxation and other economic instruments to pursue environmental objectives. The chapter also discusses environmentally harmful subsidies, efforts to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the role of the environmental goods and services sector as a source of employment and green growth. Finally, the chapter examines the country’s eco-innovation performance and spending on research and development, as well as efforts to mainstream the environment into development co‐operation programmes. The recommendations on green growth are summarised in a box at the end of the chapter.

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