Netherlands: Dutch Government Announces Programs to Curb Nitrogen Emissions

The Dutch Minister of Agriculture, Nature, and Food Quality has announced a €5 billion ($5.4 billion) package of structural measures aimed to reduce nitrogen emissions in the Netherlands. The plan includes an annual investment of €300 million ($325 million) to restore natural areas and €200 million ($217 million) for measures to help the agricultural, industrial, energy, and construction sectors reduce nitrogen emissions (for a period of ten years). The government is aiming for at least 50 percent of nitrogen-sensitive land in Natura 2000 areas to measure below critical deposition values (< 255 mole per hectare) by 2030.

Netherlands: Dutch Government Announces Programs to Curb Nitrogen Emissions