Climate change

The climate is changing. Earth is warming worldwide, and we are being faced with increasingly extreme weather. These changes are also noticeable in the Netherlands. In 2018 and in 2019, we were faced with heat and extreme drought. And in June 2021, extreme precipitation caused high water levels in Brabant and flooding in Limburg.

What will you find on these pages?

The following pages will explain why the climate is changing, by how much Earth is warming, and how the climate in the Netherlands is changing. They also provide more information on the impact of climate change and how we can mitigate the consequences.

Do you have a question about climate change?

Questions about climate change can be emailed to the Climate Helpdesk, where a team of experts and scientists will answer a wide range of questions relating to climate change. The Climate Helpdesk is intended to provide open access to scientific knowledge on the climate.

Something missing? Let us know!

Are you aware of a study or source in the field of climate change that is not mentioned here? Then please share this information with us via the contact form.