The Netherlands commits to transforming its construction and demolition sector under the circular construction approach. In the circular construction approach, buildings are designed to accommodate alternative functions, allow for modifications and use only renewable resources when they are in use. The commitment will prioritise the cost-effective utilisation of materials, encourage cooperation and provide incentives to innovate. In order to produce long-term benefits, the Netherlands will invest to support the sustainable practices in the building and real estate sectors.
The commitment falls under focus area 4 of the Batumi Initiative to shift consumer behaviours towards more sustainable consumption patterns.
Implementing partners will include Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom relations. Other parties will provide input for the pilot project, including the private sector, civil society organisations and knowledge institutions.
The commitment is relevant to SDGs 11 and 13.