Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation
Agency:Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Ministry of Economic Affairs

The ultimate goal of a National programme for Spatial Adaptation to Climate Change (ARK) is to climate proof the spatial planning in the Netherlands. A sense of urgency will play a crucial role in this effort. Different parties have different assessments of the effects of climate change. Therefore, it is important to develop an unambiguous view of the effects of climate change for various sectors individually: transport, nature, agriculture, water, energy, public health, industry, leisure.

Three "programme courses" have been identified for ARK, both to obtain answers to the core questions and to find the missing links. Within each of these programme courses, activities will be developed to actually make spatial planning in the Netherlands more climate proof. These are the courses:

Course 1: Raising awareness, forming networks and developing strategy

Course 2: Developing and disseminating knowledge, developing a common view

Course 3: Developing instruments, providing advice on measures and promoting innovation

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