There is something to choose from when distributing the climate costs

We face enormous challenges in the coming decades. Greenhouse gases must be reduced and we are going to make the country resistant to floods, heat and drought. In addition, we will also suffer from increasing damage as a result of extreme weather. This costs money. And although exact amounts cannot be estimated reliably, there is no doubt that these 'climate costs' will rise considerably. Policy measures are now being intensified and the effects of climate change will be increasingly felt.

Enlarge image Uitsnede van omslag rapport Rechtvaardigheid in klimaatbeleid
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This essay was written by Suzanne Hulscher, Annick de Vries and Victor Toom for Energeia, the platform for discussion and knowledge sharing in the energy sector. The essay was published on March 16, 2023.