Environmental Data Compendium
55 factsheets about the environment


Small increase greenhouse gas emissions in 2016

News article | 6 September 2017

In 2016 greenhouse gas emissions (provisional data) were 0.7 per cent higher than in 2015. The level of the emissions was 12 per cent under the Kyoto protocol base year.

More renewable heat and electricity used

News article | 17 July 2017

The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 5.8 percent in 2015 to 6.0 percent in 2016. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share for 2020 is set at...

Continued decrease in cost for nature and landscape conservation

News article | 28 June 2017

In 2013, gross costs of nature and landscape conservation amounted to 900 million euros. This results in a diminution of 20 percent compared to the peak year 2009. Government finances 54 percent of...

House prices still much cheaper in 2016 than in peak year 2008

News article | 30 May 2017

According to the house price index, prices of existing homes (i.e. excluding new construction) were 5.0 percent higher in 2016 than in 2015. Compared with 2008, when Dutch house prices peaked, prices...

Endangered and non-endangered species; some improvement

News article | 30 May 2017

In recent years, circumstances for various plant and animal species seem to have improved to some degree. Between 1950 and 1995, populations of many species decreased, but the years after 1995 showed...

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