Traffic and transport contribute to many environmental problems. This programme mapped the current and future environmental pressure factors of traffic and transport within the framework of MNP, but also supported policy making by its principal sponsor (Netherlands Ministry of Spatial Planning, Housing and the Environment, Directorate General for Environmental Protection).
The programme had two aims:
- To keep up with specialist knowledge and policy, etc. on traffic and transport
- To support the Directorate General for Environmental Protection.
In September 2008, the RPB merged with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (RIVM - MNP – Milieu en Natuur Planbureau) to become the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL - Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving).
The traffic and transport department was a part of the Milieu- Natuurplanbureau (MNP). It cooperated externally with many parties, such as: DGM (Directorate General for Environmental Protection), Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management, CPB (Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis), AVV (Transport Research Centre), CBS (Statistics Netherlands), and TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research).
MNP is funded by VROM (Netherlands Ministry of Spatial Planning, Housing and the Environment).