Nature Outlook 2010-2040
With the Nature Outlook 2010–2040 the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency aims to provide a source of inspiration to support government authorities and societal organisations in formulating the long-term policy for nature and the landscape.
People in society hold widely differing ideas about what constitutes ‘nature’. To some, nature represents a green business park, while to others it is about threatened species and wilderness. PBL has turned these various starting points into visions of future (‘nature perspectives’) with respect to nature and provides policy suggestions. The visions of the future show that the Netherlands could look quite different in 2040, depending on which policy is pursued from now on.
- Read more about the policy suggestions
- An english summary of the publication is available (PDF, 0.8MB)
- The full report is available in dutch from the dutch themesite
Much additional information
On this website you will find a large amount of additional information, as well as the most important information presented in the publication ‘Nature Outlook 2010–2040’. For example, it provides practical examples, supplementary information and visualisations of the nature perspectives, as well as background information, and visions of nature according to a large number of key public administrators and business executives.
- Vital Nature
Nature protects biodiversity.
- Experiential Nature
Nature offers a pleasant environment in which to live.
- Functional Nature
Nature supplies people with products and services.
- Tailored Nature
Nature provides an attractive setting for economic activity.
- Read more about the nature perspectives
Visions of nature (in dutch)
An English translation of this vision will become available soon.
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