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Circularity of the Dutch economy has barely increased
Of all natural resources that were deployed in the Dutch economy in 2020, 13 percent consisted of recycled materials. This percentage is virtually the same as in 2014. In terms of recycling, the...
Agriculture’s consumption unchanged for 25 years, despite higher output
Since 1995, the volume of Dutch agricultural production has grown by 20 percent. Nevertheless, there was no increase in the agricultural consumption of environmentally harmful substances such as...
Environmental sector keeps growing in importance
In 2021, the Dutch environmental sector represented a value added of 22.3 billion euros, contributing roughly 2.6 percent to gross domestic product (GDP).
Slight drop in greenhouse gas emissions
In 2018, greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands were 2 percent lower than one year previously. This is related to less coal being used for electricity production. The emission intensity of the...
CO2 emissions grow much faster than Dutch economy
CO2 emissions in the Netherlands grow faster than the country’s economy. In the third quarter of 2015, CO2 emissions were 6.8 percent up from one year previously.
Source assessment for the Digital Atlas Natural Capital (Dutch only)
Report describing the possibilities of using CBS sources for the digital atlas of natural capital (DANK), an atlas providing a picture of natural capital and goods and services provided by our...
Environmental protection expenditures of households home improvement
Final report at the request of Eurostat on environmental protection expenditures of households on home improvements as far as energy and environment measures are concerned.
Ecological status of surface waters
Both in 2009 and in 2015, only 0.4 percent of Dutch surface waters complied with the standards for good ecological status according to the Water Framework Directive.
Concentration of nitrate in upper groundwater
Over the last few years, the amount of nitrate in the upper groundwater layer of agricultural sandy soils has declined to the extent that the target value of 50 mg per litre has been achieved.