Environmental Data Compendium
62 factsheets about the environment

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  • 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

  • Manure surpluses in agriculture, 1970-2018

    Indicator | 27 February 2020

    Since 2006, when a new fertiliser policy was introduced in the Netherlands, the nitrogen surplus in agriculture decreased by 14,7 percent. However, in... more

  • Green tax revenues, 2001-2018

    Indicator | 26 February 2020

    In 2018 revenues from green taxes were 22.8 billion euros, 5.5 percent more than in 2017. Since 2001 revenues increased by 60 percent. In 2018 the total... more

  • 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... more

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