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  1. Net labour participation, 2018

    Indicator | 5 June 2019

    Net labour participation in the Netherlands rose slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year. Regional differences in labour participation are limited in general. Only… more

  2. 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

  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. Red List Indicator, 1995- 2019

    Indicator | 1 May 2020

    Between 1950 and 1995, many species native to the Netherlands became endangered to some degree. Since 2005 the number of endangered species increased slightly. However, a… more

  5. Waste generation and treatment by sector, 1990-2016

    Indicator | 27 May 2020

    The amount of waste generated was almost 60 million tons (excluding contaminated soil, dredged materials and animal manure) in 2016. Nearly 94% of the waste generated was… more

  6. Waste generation and treatment, 1985-2016

    Indicator | 27 May 2020

    More and more waste is being recovered or incinerated, while less and less is being sent to landfill sites. 60 million tons of waste was generated in 2016 (excluding contaminated… more

  7. Ecosystem goods and services in the Netherlands, 2013

    Indicator | 6 October 2015

    Dutch society makes use of a variety of goods and services provided by ecosystems - commonly referred to as ecosystem services. The results show that in no case do ecosystems in… more

  8. Farmland birds, 1915-2018

    Indicator | 17 March 2020

    Changes in agricultural practices have caused a significant decline in breeding birds typical of agricultural areas in the Netherlands, starting from the early 20th century. … more

  9. Trend fauna- all species monitored- Living Planet Index Netherlands, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 30 March 2020

    The Living Planet Index of the Netherlands has increased with 3% since 1990. The trend has stabilised over the past decade. … more

  10. Ecosystem quality and trends in soil pH, 2017

    Indicator | 5 December 2018

    In many ecosystems soil quality is good, measured in terms of soil pH. But soil pH in parts of grasslands and marsh ecosystems is not yet within acceptable levels. In all… more

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