Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK) (Netherlands)
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is all about economic affairs and the climate. These two things are interconnected, inextricable.
Their economy is the engine driving their prosperity, their well-being and their progress. The knowledge, entrepreneurial spirit and capacity for innovation they collectively nurture can contribute to solving the challenges associated with climate change, but will also help them to capitalise on the opportunities presented by global digitisation and other technological breakthroughs. In turn, economic opportunities for their entrepreneurs will be found lurking in the solutions they find to social challenges. After all, the world of tomorrow is being created by the entrepreneurs of today.
For this reason, the Ministry is helping entrepreneurs to do business more sustainably and is making every effort to ensure that sustainability is rendered ever more worthwhile. In this regard, they are working with both small and large parties that are shaping their future, and they are endeavouring to strike an optimum balance between everyone’s interests. This can be tricky, as striking a balance necessarily entails making decisions.
These decisions are sometimes very tough to make. The following question is always key: what does the economy of tomorrow require of them today? In this way, the Ministry is working towards making the Netherlands sustainable and entrepreneurial.
The Ministry promotes the Netherlands as a country of enterprise with a strong international competitive position and an eye for sustainability. It is committed to creating an excellent entrepreneurial business climate, by creating the right conditions and giving entrepreneurs room to innovate and grow. By paying attention to nature and the living environment. By encouraging cooperation between research institutes and businesses. This is how they enhance their leading positions in agriculture, industry, services and energy and invest in a powerful, sustainable country. See more