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C) Includes excise duty on fuels (diesel and petrol). d) Mtoe (diesel and petrol); m3/year (natural gas); kWh/year (electricity). Source: Green Tax Commission. © OECD 2003 1996 52 OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Netherlands (SVV2) target of a 35% maximum increase between 1986 and 2010. Private cars remain the dominant mode for passenger traffic (142 billion passenger-kilometres in 2001, an 8% increase compared with 1990). g. construction materials, coal) remains – in tonne-kilometres – the dominant mode of freight traffic (42 billion tonne-kilometres in 2001, an 18% increase compared with 1990).

3). 2). The Dutch commitment under the Kyoto Protocol (and as part of the EU’s burden-sharing agreement) is to reduce its GHG emissions by 6% compared with 1990 levels by 2008-12. 1). 1). 3). This is far below national targets, but indicates progress towards meeting the pending Gothenburg and EU-NEC commitments. 8 tonnes/USD 1 000 a) Or latest available year. b) GDP at 1995 prices and purchasing power parities. c) Emissions from energy use only; excludes international marine and aviation bunkers.

However, transition to this new policy instrument is currently slowing implementation of other emission reduction measures. For example, very limited use has been made of incentive schemes for end-of-pipe technology and the number of such measures proposed up to 2004 is also limited. It is important that the trading scheme be established in time to prevent further delays in NOx reductions. The need to amend the Environmental Management Act to bring it into conformity with EU legislation is one factor to be considered.

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