Netherlands: 2022 Dutch Farmer Protests Against New Nitrogen GHG Emissions Reductions Policies

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   NL2022-0041

On June 10, 2022 a report by the Dutch government on objectives for reduction of nitrogen greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in rural areas was released. It was followed by weeks of farmers protests in the Netherlands. This report gives a chronological presentation of the protests that occurred, their background, and the public and governmental responses to these protests. For additional information about the Dutch nitrogen reduction policies, please see the USDA FAS report: Government Presents National Program to Reduce Nitrogen Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rural Areas, published June 21, 2022.

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