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  1. Wind energy capacity, 1990-2019

    Indicator | 8 September 2020

    In 2019 Dutch wind energy capacity (4,5 thousand megawatts) increased by 2% compared to 2018. … more

  2. Renewable energy use, 1990-2019

    Indicator | 8 September 2020

    The share of renewable energy in total energy consumption increased from 7.4 percent in 2018 to 8.7 percent in 2019. According to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, the Dutch share… more

  3. Land use in the Netherlands, 2015

    Indicator | 8 January 2020

    The Netherlands is a green country, with more than four fifths of its surface area used for recreation, agriculture, woodland and nature. However, land use varies greatly from… more

  4. Nitrogen deposition, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 9 January 2020

    Nitrogen deposition, averaged over the Netherlands, totalled 1,730 mol nitrogen per ha (mol N/ha) in 2018. Deposition has therefore decreased by 36% since 1990. Since 2005 the… more

  5. Road traffic: volume trends and environmental pressure, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 27 September 2019

    Implemented measures resulted in a decrease in emissions of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides since 1990, despite an increase in the number of vehicle kilometres. Carbon… more

  6. Trends in ecological quality, 1994-2017

    Indicator | 14 January 2021

    Since 1994 the average ecological quality of all types of terrestrial ecosystems has declined. This decline has now been halted. In recent years, the average ecological quality of… more

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Dutch biodiversity footprint, 1990- 2010

    Indicator | 5 August 2016

    The total Dutch biodiversity footprint increased by 11 percent between 1990 and 2000 and has decreased since then. Compared to 1990 the footprint in 2010 increased by 5 percent.… more

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