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SDGs in the Netherlands; Building Blocks for Environmental Policy for 2030

Netherlands Current 2016

The report analyses the implications of the SDGs for environmental policy in the Netherlands and addressing what are the national policy choices with regard to the physical environment, in light of these SDGs.

Issuer name

Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)

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The report argues that although SDG implementation can build on existing national policy targets, policy programs and monitoring reports, there will be a need to make adjustments for a successful transformation. It makes three main assessments: 1. global SDGs have to be translated into a national ambition level, consisting of a clear, long-term vision supported by new and updated national policy targets for 2030 2. successful SDG implementation requires close coordination of policy efforts and responsibilities between various ministries and provincial and local authorities, thereby ensuring policy coherence. But also successful implementation requires close coordination of policy efforts and responsibilities between various ministries and provincial and local authorities, thereby ensuring policy coherence. 3. a periodic national monitoring report is needed to track progress and – depending on the political ambition – to promote accountability by explaining underlying developments or even to evaluate policy performance

Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Industry scope

All/none specified

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

All

ESG coverage- S (Social)

All

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

All

Status

Current

Country

Netherlands

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2016

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary

Voluntary

The geographical scope

National/federal

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