The 16th Conference of Rhine Ministers took place in Amsterdam on 13 February 2020. The responsible ministers and the EU representative assessed the achievements and adopted the new, forward-looking "Rhine 2040" programme.
On 1st January 2020, the International Commission for the Protection of the Rhine (ICPR) gained a new president. On the same date, a change in management took place. In February 2020, the "Rhine2040" programme is to be adopted at the Rhine Ministerial Conference.