Extended notes on the Climate Goals assessment framework
Here the Advisory Division assesses, among other things, whether the Climate Plan fulfils the requirements of the Climate Act and how the policy in the Climate Plan relates to the climate goals and international and European agreements. The Advisory Division also monitors whether the most important assumptions and models forming the basis of the Climate Plan are sufficiently clear.
Climate Plan requirements
The Climate Act requires the Climate Plan to contain:
- the main points of the climate policy to be implemented, focussing on achieving the climate goals for the next ten years;
- the measures to achieve these goals;
- the expected share of renewable energy and expected saving on primary energy consumption;
- the measures to stimulate the share of renewable energy and expected saving on primary energy consumption;
- a review of the most recent scientific insights regarding limiting climate change;
- a review of developments in technological capabilities for limiting emissions of greenhouse gases;
- a review of worldwide and European developments within the context of limiting climate change if these are relevant to Dutch policy, and
- a review of the consequences that the national climate policy will have for the financial position of households, businesses and government authorities, employment opportunities, including education and training of staff, the development of the economy and the realisation of a fair transition.