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Evaluation and Review

  The Netherlands

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 framework.

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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This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 22 May 2013

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