What was the impact of the economic recovery on the environment? How high are the environmental costs and environmental tax revenues? What is the share of the green economy? Who are the main traders in emission permits? Is wind energy production profitable? How much do economic activities related to the North Sea contribute to the Dutch economy? Is there still decoupling between energy use, water use, emissions to air and water on the one hand, and economic growth? How much did the government spent on environmental subsidies and who did receive these? The report ‘Environmental Accounts of the Netherlands 2010’ provides answers to these and many other questions. Environmental accounts are extensions to the National Accounts that bring together economic and environmental information in a common framework to measure the contribution of the environment to the economy and the impact of the economy on the environment. This annual publication targets a wide audience of statisticians, policymakers and researchers with an interest in measuring sustainable development, wealth accounting, material flows, resource productivity, and climate change.
Environmental Accounts of the Netherlands 2010