Environmental Data Compendium
62 factsheets about the environment

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  • 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.

  • Use of renewable energy for transport, 2005-2019

    Indicator | 8 September 2020

    Since 2007, the use of renewable energy for transport has increased, because petrol and diesel suppliers are obliged by law to supply renewable energy. Since 2017 the... more

  • 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,... more

  • Greenhouse gas emissions, 1990-2018

    Indicator | 22 July 2020

    In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions were 2.7% lower than in 2017, a decrease of 5.1 Mton CO2 equivalents. Emissions in 2018 were 15.1% lower than in 1990.

  • Ozone layer, 1980-2019

    Indicator | 2 July 2020

    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... more

  • 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... more

  • 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... more

  • 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... more

  • 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.

  • 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... more

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