Built-up area expanding at the cost of farmlandArticles
The area of land in use for housing, industry and infrastructure increased by 200 square kilometres from 2013 to 2020. The area of land in use for agriculture shrank by 244 sq km. The total area of nature...
Ecosystems and well-being – the impact of land use changesPublications
The contributions of ecosystems to well-being depend on the extent and quality of ecosystems. This report shows that the state of natural capital is a cause for concern, and that future spatial claims...
Ecosystems and wellbeing – the impact of land use changesPublications
To measure well-being in the Netherlands, the 'monitor of well-being and sustainable development goals’ identifies four types of capital: social, human, economic and natural capital.
Smart Services Campus Heerlen: breeding ground for new productivity and innovationsOther
Monday 12 September marked the launch of the Brightlands Smart Services Campus in Heerlen
Environmental goods and services sector, activities; national accountsFigures
Environmental activities, environmental domain, environmental services EGSS, environmental sector, recycling
Study uses AIS data to investigate how ships affect underwater wildlifeArticles
Some 90% of all the products traded around the world are transported by ship.
Cultural ecosystem servicesOther
These are the nonmaterial benefits people obtain from ecosystems through spiritual enrichment, cognitive development, reflection, recreation and aesthetic experiences
Ecosystem services are the benefits generated by ecosystems in the Netherlands that contribute to the economy and to other human activity.
The condition or quality of an ecosystem is measured with the aid of a set of ecological key indicators, which relate to both the system’s ecological condition and its capacity to supply ecosystem services.
These are the benefits obtained from the regulation of ecosystem processes, including air quality regulation, climate regulation, water regulation, erosion regulation, water purification and waste treatment,...
The entire area of the Netherlands is categorised into a number of ecosystem types.
Biodiversity is the variability among living organisms and the ecosystems of which they are part.
Humans and the economy are highly dependent on the natural environment and the corresponding provision of products and services.
Provisioning ecosystem services are the products obtained from ecosystems, including food, fiber, fuel, genetic resources, natural medicines, pharmaceuticals and fresh water.
The carbon account records stocks and flows of carbon in and between various reservoirs: biosphere (stocks in vegetation, water etc.), atmosphere (as CO2,CH4 etc.), geosphere (oil, coal etc.) and the...
The importance of reliable data in times of crisisArticles
The COVID-19 crisis has brought with it a great need for reliable data, and national statistical offices (NSOs) are playing an important role in this regard.
Dutch Natural Capital Accounts 2013-2018Publications
The Natural Capital Accounts (NKR) are a statistical framework, intended to map the relationship between nature, economy and human activities in a transparent and internationally comparable manner.
SEEA-EEA biodiversity account 2006-2013Articles
This report present the experimental biodiversity account for the Netherlands (2006-2013), which is one of the thematic accounts of the SEEA-EEA ecosystem account.
Monetary valuation of ecosystem services for the NetherlandsArticles
This report shows the first experimental results for the Netherlands on monetary valuation of ecosystem services and ecosystem assets using the SEEA EEA framework (System of Environmental-Economic Accounting...
The ecosystem service supply and use in the NetherlandsArticles
Methodological description and application of thirteen ecosystem services models in physical supply-use tables.
Value of forest, heath and built-up areas mapped outArticles
the quality of these ecosystems as well as their contribution to the economy and society
Natural capital accounts for the Dutch North Sea 2019Articles
This report shows for the Dutch North Sea area the physical natural capital accounts according to the SEEA EEA framework (System of Environmental-Economic Accounting – Experimental Ecosystem Accounting).