12 November 2019

Strategic Outlook for the Netherlands: Climate Agreement

By 2030, the Netherlands aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 49% compared to 1990 levels. More than a hundred Dutch parties (a mixture of government, businesses, and NGO’s) have jointly worked on a cohesive set of proposals which are laid down in the national Climate Agreement. For the built environment sector, it means that roughly 1.5 million existing homes and 1 million utility buildings will have to be made more sustainable by 2030. With the present phasing-out of natural gas policy, a big role is foreseen for heat pumping technologies. A large number of commitments have been set or are being announced to make all of this possible.