Factsheet: Green Deal

Green Deal

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Green Deal
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Green Deal
The Dutch Government helps people with local sustainable projects that are hard to get off the ground. For example, sustainable energy or energy-saving projects. It does this by means of a 'Green Deal'. Citizens, companies, local councils and stakeholder organisations are continually finding their own ways of being more energy efficient and sustainable. For example, by saving energy or even generating their own. But these initiatives do not always get off the ground, perhaps because of confusion about licences, lack of collaborative partners, or ambiguous regulations. Central Government helps to remove some of these barriers. With the Green Deals the Netherlands is making concrete steps towards a sustainable economy, coupling more green energy with economic growth, and with projects that pay for themselves. The Green Deal helps to remove obstacles and achieve more rapid results. The greatest benefit of each Green Deal however follows later, because each deal is suitable in principle to be imitated by others.
The national government aims to help citizens, companies, local councils and stakeholders to remove obstacles in their way to sustainable development.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Economic Affairs