His visit will start with a meeting with Ed Nijpels, former Minister for Housing, Spatial Planning and Environment and current member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands, to present the Commission's vision for a climate-neutral Europe. Later that day, Commissioner Arias Cañete will appear in front of the Committee on Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Dutch Parliament to discuss the opportunities for European industry in the modernisation and transition towards a climate neutral economy. The Commissioner will also meet the regional ministers Tjisse Stelpstra (Drenthe) and Patrick Brouns (Groningen). Finally, the Commissioner will meet with Eric Wiebes Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, and Stientje van Veldhoven, State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management to discuss climate neutrality objectives.
This is the fifth of a number of visits that the Commissioner is planning in the coming weeks and months to highlight the EU’s long-term vision, aligned with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.