There is no National Council on Sustainable Development. The reason for this is that the Netherlands were already applying policy planning procedures involving various governmental and non-governmental actors and agencies long before the NSDS process. At the national level, several existing councils advice the Government on issues related to SD:
The Council for the Environment and Infrastructure (Rli) is the primary strategic advisory board for the Dutch government and parliament in matters relating to the physical environment and infrastructure. The Council operates independently and provides solicited and unsolicited advice on policy affecting the sustainable development of the human environment.
This Country Profile has been last updated on: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
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