NEWS 26 May 2021 News from SKAO
Urgent advice from the Dutch Water Authorities: all water boards are certified on the CO2 Performance Ladder by 2025 at the latest
The Committee on Administrative Affairs, Communication and Finance (CBCF) of the Dutch Water Authorities is calling on all water authorities and organizations affiliated to water authorities to ensure that they are certified on the CO2 Performance Ladder by 2025 at the latest.
Toine Poppelaars, board member of the Dutch Water Authorities: “The water authorities see the CO2 Performance Ladder as a powerful tool for making our sector more sustainable, including our own operations. That is why we have jointly decided on this call.” Certification for the CO2 Performance Ladder is an instrument that supports the water authorities' own climate and energy policy.
Tendering, but also obtaining a certificate
The water authorities have been using the CO2 Performance Ladder as a tender tool for ten years now. With this they boost the market and encourage companies to (continue to) focus on CO2 reduction. At the beginning of 2020, the first water board also obtained the certificate on the CO2 Performance Ladder itself, in order to structurally reduce CO2 emissions in its own operations: Hoogheemraadschap Hollands Noorderkwartier. In the meantime, Hoogheemraadshcap van Delfland and the Vallei en Veluwe Water Board have also been certified and more water authorities are working on obtaining the certificate. And now there is the urgent advice for all water authorities by 2025 at the latest. That certification on the CO2 Performance Ladder has added value according to the water boards has already been concluded from an evaluative study into the experiences of the water authorities with the certification process.
NETWORK MEETING on May 27
On 27 May, the Dutch Water Authorities is organizing a network meeting on certification on the CO2 Performance Ladder from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Water boards working on this themselves share their experiences and inform participants of their learning experiences. In addition, it discusses what is required to certify at level 4/5. Maud Vastbinder of SKAO gives a brief explanation about this and Peter van Riswijk of the Province of Gelderland talks about the process they have gone through.
Participation is possible: you can register by mail to Meinke Schouten via firstname.lastname@example.org.