The Netherlands Contributes to the Environment Fund
The government of the Netherlands and UN Environment signed a new agreement on 27 September 2016 to strengthen cooperation, with the Netherlands committing €12 million to the Environment Fund for the biennium 2016-2017. The agreement was signed by the head of UN Environment, Erik Solheim, and the Dutch Ambassador to Kenya, H.E. Frans Makken.
According to Erik Solheim, "The signing of this agreement reaffirms the strong relationship between the Netherlands and UN Environment. The Netherlands has been a great supporter of our work and these additional funds is further evidence of their commitment to the environment." The Netherlands has been the single biggest contributor to the Environment Fund since 2012.
"The Netherlands continues to be a strong proponent of the environment and the mission of UN Environment. We are pleased to be able to continue our long-standing collaboration with this contribution, and stand ready to support UN Environment and its new Executive Director Erik Solheim in their mission to protect the planet and its people.”, said Ambassador Frans Makken.