Evaluation and Review
In autumn 2006, the Ministry of
Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs initiated a peer review of the
Dutch NSDS which was partially financed by the European Commission. Germany,
Finland and South Africa were selected as peer countries. From each peer
country, four experts were invited to the peer review team, representing the
government, business, science and NGOs. During the peer review process, several
activities were undertaken, including a scoping meeting and interviews with
Dutch stakeholders. From 1-5 April 2007, a peer review workshop took place in
which the peer review team discussed relevant issues in-depth with more than 80
invited stakeholders. The final peer review report was presented to the Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the
Environment on 21 June 2007 and includes 46 recommendations for a new SD
The OECD undertakes regular Environmental Performance Reviews, that also include sustainable development. The latest review of the Netherlands dates from 2003.
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