Dutch government spending on the environment is running far behind financial losses from pollution, concludes the latest annual report on the country's environment. The report puts annual losses from seven major types of pollution at about euros 18.2bn (DF40bn), whereas the government spends only about euros 2.7bn, on prevention.
Published by the national institute of public health and environment (RIVM), the findings could prompt a reassessment by policymakers about spending priorities, Rob Maas, head of RIVM's environmental assessment bureau told ENDS Europe DAILY.
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