Netherlands releases four-year green plan

Outgoing government aims to maintain environmental ambition levels on less money

The Netherlands' caretaker government has issued a four-year environmental policy, representing what would have been its main priorities to 2006 had infighting within the junior coalition party not caused it to collapse last month. New elections are to be held in January. If the centre-right CDA party of prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is returned to power, then the document could remain a central framework for environmental policy making.

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