Climate change in the Netherlands will be costly

6th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 April 2007 , AMSTERDAM – To cushion the effects of climate change, the Netherlands will need to invest tens of billions of euros in the coming fifteen years. Widening and deepening the rivers alone will cost at least EUR 26 billion. EUR 23 billion is needed for the construction of climate-proof buildings.

6 April 2007

AMSTERDAM – To cushion the effects of climate change, the Netherlands will need to invest tens of billions of euros in the coming fifteen years. Widening and deepening the rivers alone will cost at least EUR 26 billion. EUR 23 billion is needed for the construction of climate-proof buildings. 

Professor of environmental economy, Ekko van Ierland, of the Wageningen university and Research centre made these calculations. Van Ierland, who based these calculations on the climate scenarios of the meteorological institute KNMI, said this in The Hague, following the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was recently published in Brussels.

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