Agriculture minister Carola Schouten has asked the Advisory Board on Nitrogen Problems to provide accelerated nitrogen advice on aviation, reports the NOS . The advisory board will now present the report before the end of the year, a spokesperson confirms Wednesday to NU.nl.
The report on aviation will be the third recommendation given by the Nitrogen Problems Advisory Board on the nitrogen problem in the Netherlands. Originally, the advice on aviation would not be published until May 2020.
In the first opinion in September, the committee advised the government to take "drastic measures". The highest court in the Netherlands had ruled that for years the government had pursued a nitrogen policy that was contrary to European rules.
As a result, all kinds of sectors in the Netherlands had been given too much room to emit nitrogen. In the first report, the Nitrogen Problems Advisory Board recommended, among other things, reducing livestock emissions and reducing the maximum speed.
See also: NUcheckt: Why Schiphol is not the biggest cause of the nitrogen problem
"Airports do not have a nature permit"
Environmental organizations argue that a number of airports in the Netherlands wrongly do not have nature permits. According to NOS, this concerns Schiphol, Lelystad Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde and Eindhoven Airport.
On Wednesday, the construction sector on the Malieveld in The Hague protested against the effects of nitrogen policy. The Economic Institute for Construction (EIB) reports to Nieuwsuur that the nitrogen crisis will cost thousands of jobs in construction.
The EIB examined the effects of the nitrogen problem on construction projects and expects the sector to shrink for the first time since the economic crisis.
52Aerial footage of packed Malieveld during construction sector protest
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