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EnviroSecurity Action Guide
Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM)
The Netherlands is a densely populated country where issues such as living space have to be carefully considered. Maintaining the welfare society needs respect for nature, space and raw materials. We have to keep the environment that we live, work, and recreate in liveable - not only for ourselves but for future generations as well.
The four thousand employees of the Ministry of VROM work to find creative and sustainable solutions for improving the living environment of this country. They carry out their task in close co-operation with various international and domestic partners. The Ministry operates in three major areas. These are: living space, housing and environment. An additional task is to plan, to conduct and to supervise the building of projects in government housing.
Organisation website ( Webpage - international.vrom.nl )
3 - ES and peace building (Environmental cooperation for peace building such as through peace parks, river basin management initiatives and cooperation over degraded and environmentally-stressed resources in conflict-prone and conflict-affected zones)
4 - ES monitoring, mapping and early warning
5 - ES risk and needs assessment and management
8 - Natural disasters and climate change mitigation and adaptation