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By Gerard Keijzers

The diversity of sustainability targets has now built from really basic problems with environmental safeguard to a whole array of interwoven social, financial and ecological concerns, nationally and the world over. The concerned strategy of sustainable improvement has now turn into an enduring and more and more complicated strategy. during this insightful publication, Keijzers presents a concise and authoritative creation to the evolution of the collaborative stakeholder method of sustainable improvement within the context of fixing environmental rules. writer Keijzers examines the evolving variety of problems with sustainability, and the similar switch of approaches inside governments and companies. Governments proceed to fine-tune guidelines for the sustainable improvement of society. equally the enterprise group is consistently striving in the direction of stronger company, ecological and social accountability. Keijzers investigates those swap tactics in either the private and non-private sectors.

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Intentionally, the three types of societal aspirations are identified as distinct areas of interest. Yet all are inextricably linked. The preservation of the natural environment is key to meeting ecological, economic and social objectives. Too often, the natural environment is exploited to the advantage of economic interests without proper allowance of the other interests. 12 The remainder of this discussion analyses three unresolved issues that will dominate the sustainability agenda for the next decade: CO2 emissions problems, transportation and infrastructure (focusing on the calls for airport expansion), and the Netherlands’ increasing ecological footprint.

The preservation of the natural environment is key to meeting ecological, economic and social objectives. Too often, the natural environment is exploited to the advantage of economic interests without proper allowance of the other interests. 12 The remainder of this discussion analyses three unresolved issues that will dominate the sustainability agenda for the next decade: CO2 emissions problems, transportation and infrastructure (focusing on the calls for airport expansion), and the Netherlands’ increasing ecological footprint.

In 1983, the Environmental Protection Department moved from the Ministry of Public Health Care to the Ministry of Housing and Physical Planning. New issues on the environmental agenda and changes to the department’s decision-making processes were major changes put in place by the new Minister. In 1984, the department published a major policy document, More than the Sum of its Parts (VROM 1984), and the following year released the first in a series of annual reports titled Indicative Environmental Multi-Year Programs (VROM 1985).

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