09 June 2021 - Stakeholder national workshops

European National Stakeholder Workshop Series: The case of the Netherlands

The Dutch climate policy and sectoral developments are characterised by a variety of divergent factors from the civil society-led court-cases obliging both the government and Shell to increase climate ambition, monetary and fiscal attention as captured by the Dutch Central Bank’s (DNB) first TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures) report, accelerated fossil power station closures, intensive agriculture-driven environmental and climate challenges in parallel with the country’s innovative finance and technology sectors venturing into hydrogen, electric-mobility, and renewables, as ABN-AMRO’s journey on the road to Paris highlights.

On June 9, 2021 (10.00 - 12.30 CEST), the PARIS REINFORCE project will be holding its online national stakeholder workshop in the Netherlands, motivated by this context. Key topics for discussion will include implications of the EU’s 2030 55% GHG reduction target, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its corresponding recovery measures (NextGenerationEU / Recovery and Resilience Facility), as well as ‘game-changing’ technologies, such as hydrogen – as envisaged in the national hydrogen strategy - and the role of the finance sector in decarbonisation and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.

If you are interested in attending the online event, please register using this link.

This online workshop will aim at creating an open discussion between a broad range of climate action stakeholders representing NGOs, Academia, Business, and Government. It will use unique online engagement tools and techniques to allow for a pragmatic and informative discussion on the policies and technologies required for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The event agenda can be found here: