OECD: Public-private agreements have been highly effective at tackling agricultural emissions in the Netherlands

Recently the OECD published a study assessing whether existing policies in the Netherlands create synergies or trade-offs between agricultural productivity growth, climate change adaptation and mitigation goals.

According to the study 'Synergies and trade-offs between agricultural productivity and climate change mitigation and adaptation: Netherlands case study' agricultural policies in the Netherlands aim to stimulate synergies between competitiveness and mitigation, while the agri-food sector is seen as primarily responsible for adaptation efforts. Public-private agreements have been highly effective at tackling agricultural emissions. The main drivers for emissions reduction were the EU legislation and energy market liberalisation. Social pressures however, particularly around animal welfare, create a complex interplay of factors that impact mitigation outcomes.

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