Mission & vision


The Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment (the NCEA) - established by law - is an independent not-for-profit knowledge institute in the field of environmental and social impacts. This knowledge is used to advise and support Dutch and foreign governments in integrating environmental, social and climate considerations in decision-making. This is done with integrity and in an authoritative and transparent manner.


The NCEA's work ensures that governmental authorities have access to the knowledge of environmental, social and climate issues they need when making decisions. As a result, governmental decisions are of better quality, better substantiated and more widely supported. In this way, the NCEA contributes to the quality of the living environment and to sustainable development in the Netherlands and abroad.