Greenpeace calls for drastic measures to protect vulnerable nature


Photo credit: Marten van Dijl / Greenpeace

About 20 Greenpeace Nederland activists climbed onto the roof of the new temporary parliamentary complex in The Hague on Tuesday morning, calling for “drastic measures” to deal with the natural environment crisis.

The organization claims the Netherlands has been breaking EU nature conservation law for years by allowing extremely high emissions of nitrogen compounds from agriculture, construction and transport.

Nitrogen-based pollution must be reduced now, in order to preserve the most unique and vulnerable parts of Dutch nature, the organization said, adding that the current regulations will do nothing to change the current situation.

Next week’s debate over the government’s spending plans for 2022 offers the last chance to act, the organization said. “Otherwise, we will take legal action,” said Any Palmen, director of Greenpeace. “The crisis awaits no one.

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