A very prestiguous role for the Dutch on the world climate summit. They have introduced the word 'climate neutral' for the concept agreement text. The term is accepted.
The Dutch didn't agree on the 1,5 degree temperature rise, which scientist
say would give a better chance of low lying or coastal states. The Dutch have confidence in their dikes and waterworks.
ISLA has, concurrently with the climateconference, announced that there is lots of interest for the
renovation of the refinerey. No less than 16 companies are interested in getting the contract. This renovation will moderrnize the 100 year old refinery and bring it up to standard.
What exact standard? The emission limits the renewed refinery will
have to comply with are not clear. There have been legal battles over the outcome of investigations between ISLA and inhabitants of the adjoining neighborhood. They complain about health problems. It doesn't look like there is going to be an agreement
Neither has there been a public debate about the future of the state owned refinery. Due date for the next 20 year contract is 2019, allthough there is a clause that in 2017 the intentions of the ISLA must be made clear.
How climate agreements
and ISLA agreement fall into line is also unclear. One woulld say: Double Dutch.