Webinar “Sustainable development and climate change – Coquimbo – Chili

Loendersloot international participated in the International webinar organized by the Regional Government of Coquimbo called “Sustainable Development and Climate Change” or “Desarrollo Sustentable y Cambio Climático”. This webinar consisted in 3 days of presentations where subjects such as Equilibrio ecosistémico / Ecosystemic equilibrium, Hacia la carboneutralidad Towards carboneutrality and Habitar sustentable / Sustainable living were discussed.

Loendersloot international participated in the International webinar organized by the Regional Government of Coquimbo called “Sustainable Development and Climate Change” or “Desarrollo Sustentable y Cambio Climático”. This webinar consisted in 3 days of presentations where subjects such as Equilibrio ecosistémico / Ecosystemic equilibrium, Hacia la carboneutralidad Towards carboneutrality and Habitar sustentable / Sustainable living were discussed.

Loendersloot International represented The Netherlands together with the Dutch Cycling Embassy in the topic “Public policies on bicycle use in the Netherlands”.

The Netherlands was presented as a bicycle-friendly country where public policies, laws, sustainability, culture, geography and infrastructure contribute to this denomination and that make possible that The Netherlands can be shown as an example for other countries still developing their cycling environment.

Cycling infrastructure: What makes Dutch cycling infrastructure so efficient?

Only to mention, some of the factors and aspects that make the Dutch cycling infrastructure so interesting and efficient, are for example the cycling paths or bicycle roads and their connectivity, together with the facility of existent parking for bicycles.

Public policies in the use of bicycle in The Netherlands and their instruments:

Financial and economical, infrastructure installations, education and information, and regulations were the 4 instruments discussed. These instruments are treated in a way that can be acknowledged by the users as incentives.

Financial and economical instruments – as for example, the facilities that some companies give their employees for the purchase of a bicycle or the compensation for the km journey from their homes to work.

Infrastructure installations or services – faster and more efficient cycling routes. “Fietstraat” where the cars are the guests and the cyclist has the priority.

Education – inform, stimulate and development of cycling programs.

Regulations – in the form of laws, norms or rules at the European, national and local level.

The presentation was closed with other interesting topics such as the Paris Agreement for the climate change and the Tour de Force.