Environmental Balance 2002 describes trends in the environment in the Netherlands and the effectiveness of the policies pursued. It also evaluates the degree to which the stated goals of environmental policies have been achieved.
Environmental Balance 2002 places special focus on the relationship between economy and environment and the role national and international policy plays here. Furthermore it describes the environment in the urban and rural areas and also climate change. Where possible assessments are included to indicate, whether current policies will be sufficient to achieve the targets for 2010.
The Environmental Balance is written primarily for the Dutch government. However the themes and analyses make the Environmental Balance a book for everybody who wants to know about the state of the environment in the Netherlands and the influence of policy. The book is in Dutch, but a summary is available in English.