Air quality in the Netherlands in 2021 almost the same as in 2020
Towards a sustainable, healthy future for everyone: EU project INHERIT offers policy solutions
Today, on 10 December a policy toolkit will be presented at the final conference of the European four-year research project INHERIT.
EU air policy gives an average of 6 extra years of life in the Netherlands
Since the 1970s, European policies to improve air quality have resulted in fewer emissions in many countries.
New environmental noise and health guidelines
Exposure to environmental noise is expected to cause more health problems in the Netherlands. There is increasingly more noise, and new houses are being built closer to noise sources.
Residential Wood Burning Alert in unfavourable weather conditions
As of this autumn, RIVM will advise against burning wood in unfavourable weather conditions and or poor air quality.
RIVM will calculate temporary background value for PFAS in soil
In the coming weeks, RIVM will derive a temporary background value for PFAS in Dutch soil. This will be done based on measurement data from the provinces in the Netherlands.
Openness about nitrogen
There is concern about the current approach to nitrogen and the proposed measures; these concerns have been expressed in Dutch society as a whole and amongst farmers in particular.
New data on greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions
Greenhouse gas emissions have fallen slightly; ammonia emissions remain stable.