In the publication Environmental accounts of the Netherlands 2012 Statistics Netherlands analyses and describes the relationship between the environment and the economy in the Netherlands. The first part zooms in on regular topics such as water quantity, energy use, emissions to air, material flows, environmental taxes and subsidies and the environmental goods and services sector. In the second part three detail studies are included. The first one focus on the results of the first material monitor for the Netherlands. The second theme article focus on energy time series from 1960 until 2012. Finally, a research is done for making the consumption based carbon footprint consistent with official statistics.