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  1. Sustainable production chains: wood, 2005-2013

    Indicator | 30 July 2015

    The market share of certified sustainably produced timber in the Netherlands increased to 74% between 2011 and 2013, primarily as sheet material increased from 51% to 80%. … more

  2. Urban green spaces, 2000-2006

    Indicator | 1 July 2014

    It is very important that there are public green spaces close to homes for daily use (play, rest and sport). Particularly little public green space per house is found in the… more

  3. Density of housing, work and retail trade in urban areas, 2000-2008

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    The Dutch Spatial Policy Document focuses on the development of urban centres in urban networks and in new key projects (NSPs). The density of functions in urban centres and around… more

  4. Housing, work and retail mix in urban areas, 2000-2008

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    The Dutch Spatial Policy Document focuses on urban centre development in urban networks and in new key projects (NSPs). Diversity in urban functions also plays a role in this.… more

  5. Number of contaminated sites; inventory October 2014

    Indicator | 30 September 2015

    There are still approximately 250,000 sites in the Netherlands showing various degrees of soil pollution. A recently completed overview indicates that 1,518 sites are seriously… more

  6. The young, the potential working population and the elderly, 2013

    Indicator | 22 August 2014

    'Grey pressure' in the Netherlands as a whole was 28% in 2013. This represents a significant increase compared with 1960 and 2000, when it was 16.8% and 21.9% respectively. The… more

  7. Quality of macroinvertebrate in fresh surface water, 1991-2010

    Indicator | 17 November 2014

    The quality of macro invertebrates is low for all types of surface water. A good quality was only found at a few sites. Although there was a slight improvement between 1990 and… more

  8. Quality surface water, 2015

    Indicator | 12 January 2016

    Most water bodies do not meet the quality requirements as laid down in the European Water Framework Directive (WFD). The chemical quality is in most water bodies insufficient. The… more

  9. Ozone layer, 1980-2012

    Indicator | 27 June 2014

    The thickness of the ozone layer has decreased by 5% worldwide during the last 25 years, with most depletion taking place between 1980 and 1990. Since the early 1990s, it has… more

  10. Landscape openness

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    Despite the trend towards uniformity in the Dutch landscape, extremes in terms of the degree of landscape openness can still be found. The most open areas are the large water… more

  11. Exotic species in fresh water, 1900-2010

    Indicator | 7 June 2014

    There has been a considerable increase in the number of new species found in Dutch surface waters. While most new species enter the Netherlands as a result of the trade in pond and… more

  12. Visibility and influence of landscape appreciation by wind turbines, 2012

    Indicator | 5 April 2019

    Land-based wind turbines in the Netherlands are visible from about one-fifth of the country's surface area, and affect the public's appreciation of the landscape. The size of the… more

  13. Change in species numbers in natural and agricultural areas, 1975-2005

    Indicator | 20 May 2014

    A decrease in the numbers of target species as defined in Dutch nature policy was seen in agricultural areas, whereas they increased in natural areas.… more

  14. Nature and Landscape Index

    Indicator | 5 August 2015

    The Nature and Landscape Index (Index NL) shows the quality of natural areas and landscapes and the way the quality is developing. This index replaces the 'nature target types'… more

  15. Conservation status and trends in species and habitat types under the Birds and Habitats Directives, 2007-2012

    Indicator | 19 October 2016

    Almost all the habitat types in the Netherlands have an unfavourable-bad to unfavourable-inadequate conservation status. About a quarter of the Habitats Directive species have a… more

  16. Ecosystem quality, 2012

    Indicator | 19 October 2016

    An indicator of ecosystem quality is the number of qualifying species present in protected natural areas. A comparison between the periods 2006-2012 and 2000-2005 shows that the… more

  17. Angling in the Netherlands, 1990-2015

    Indicator | 24 January 2017

    Over half a million anglers are active members of an angling club in the Netherlands, through a system of fishing passes introduced in 2007.… more

  18. Nitrate in upper groundwater under agricultural land, 1992-2015

    Indicator | 29 March 2017

    Average nitrate concentration in groundwater in the Sand Region has diminished to levels close to the Nitrates Directive. The four-year average of nitrate concentrations in… more

  19. Net environmental costs by sector, 1985-2013

    Indicator | 11 April 2017

    Total net environmental costs rose annually by an average 6.3 percent between 1985 and 2013. Costs decreased in 2005 and 2009, as a result of reduced costs for companies and… more

  20. Realisation of new Dutch National Ecological Network- agri-environment schemes

    Indicator | 7 July 2017

    The indicator 'Realisation of new Dutch National Ecological Network - agri-environment schemes' has expired.Information can be found in indicatormore

  21. Membership of Dutch private nature conservation organisations, 1989-2016

    Indicator | 11 October 2017

    In 2016 the combined membership of the four biggest nature conservation organisations declined slightly. For years the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has had the largest… more

  22. Land footprint, 1990-2013

    Indicator | 15 February 2018

    The amount of land required for Dutch consumption totaled about two and a half times the surface area of the Netherlands in 2013. About 0.5 hectares was used per person. Almost 80%… more

  23. Measures for migratory fish, 2018

    Indicator | 19 April 2018

    The construction of dams and pumping stations means that fish migrating from the sea or the major rivers are only able to reach a part of the streams and polder water areas. Fish… more

  24. Renewable energy use, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 15 January 2019

    The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 6.0 percent in 2016 to 6.6 percent in 2017. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share… more

  25. Wind energy capacity, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 24 July 2018

    In 2017 Dutch wind energy capacity (4,2 megawatts) was about the same as in 2016. … more

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