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  1. Greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2016

    Indicator | 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

  2. Waste generation and treatment, 1985-2014

    Indicator | 5 April 2017

    More and more waste is being recovered or incinerated, while less and less is being sent to landfill sites. Almost 60 million tons of waste was generated in 2014 (excluding… more

  3. Waste generation and treatment by sector, 1990-2014

    Indicator | 5 April 2017

    The amount of waste generated was about 60 million tons (excluding contaminated soil, dredged materials and animal manure) in 2014. Nearly 93% of the waste generated was recovered;… more

  4. Manure surpluses in agriculture, 1970-2017

    Indicator | 4 March 2019

    Since 2006, when a new fertiliser policy was introduced in the Netherlands, the nitrogen surplus in agriculture decreased by 17,4 percent. In 2017, the nitrogen surplus was… more

  5. Number of threatened species in The Netherlands, by 2019

    Indicator | 13 March 2019

    Officially assembled Red Lists show that many Dutch plant and animal species are threatened with extinction. … more

  6. 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

  7. Road traffic: volume trends and environmental pressure, 1990-2017

    Indicator | 4 April 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

  8. 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

  9. Use of renewable energy for transport, 2005-2017

    Indicator | 11 April 2019

    Since 2007, the use of renewable energy for transport has increased, because petrol and diesel suppliers are obliged by law to supply renewable energy. In 2015 and 2016, the share… more

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