Sustainability Monitor for the Netherlands 2009

21-10-2009 | News item

In many respects, the Netherlands is a prosperous country, where public health, average incomes and education levels all have increased considerably since the Second World War. People trust each other and trust national institutions. From a sustainable development perspective, attention needs to be directed towards areas of employment and an ageing population, knowledge, and social cohesion. However, the major ‘Concerns for Tomorrow’ are environmentally oriented. Especially, the problems of climate change and biodiversity are persistent, because solutions require an international approach.