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585 additional organic farms since 2015
Relative to 2021, the total area under organic farming in the Netherlands this year has increased by 3.6 percent to slightly over 80 thousand hectares. This is 59.0 percent more than in 2015.
Agriculture; crops, livestock and land use by general farm type, region
Agricultural census; crops, livestock, land use and corresponding number of holdings by general farm type and region
Green Deal: CBS working with partners for sustainable development data
Across the world, there is an increasing need for information on climate change and energy transition, environmental quality and circularity, and nature and biodiversity.
8 in 10 businesses are improving sustainability
The majority (79 percent) of businesses have implemented measures this year to make their operations more sustainable.
Agricultural emissions lower than in 1995, no more decline in recent years
In 2021, most types of agricultural emissions were lower than in 1995, in spite of higher agricultural output. Reduction of greenhouse gas and nitrogen emissions has stagnated in recent years.
Monitor of Well-being & the Sustainable Development Goals 2022
How is well-being in the Netherlands developing? The Monitor of Well-being & the SDG’s 2022 examines the economic, ecological and social aspects of well-being in the Netherlands and the results for...
First study of well-being Caribbean Netherlands shows mixed picture
Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius are on the right track in terms of poverty reduction, one of the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Circular economy and the Sustainable Development Goals
The results of a study into the SDGs and the circular economy, about how these different perspectives can influence each other positively or negativelyare
Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories
Milk supply by dairy farms, production of butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey powder
Renewable electricity; production and capacity
Production and capacity of renewable energy Hydro power, wind energy, solar energy, biomass
Renewable energy; consumption by energy source, technology and application
Renewable energy; final consumption energy sources/techniques, energy application
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...
CBS highlights well-being theme in ministerial budgets
At the request of the Dutch Cabinet, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publishes the Monitor of Well-being & the Sustainable Development Goals annually on Accountability Day (May).
People with low education and migration background have lowest levels of well-being
People in the Netherlands with low levels of education and those with a migration background have lower levels of well-being than those with higher education and those without a migration background.
Netherlands closer to achieving sustainability goals
Second measurement of the Netherlands' progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Water use; industry and total private households
Tap water use, groundwater, surface water, industries, private household. Water use or abstraction by industry and type of water
Dutch well-being high, but under increasing pressure
it is becoming more difficult to maintain this level of well-being. Many elements of Dutch natural capital are showing systemic deterioration, with increasing pressure on plant and animal...
Households used more water in 2020, companies less
In 2020, mains water consumption in the Netherlands was up by more than 2.5 percent on the previous year.
Statistics Netherlands identifies links between SDGs and circular economy
How do the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the circular economy interact with each other?
Growth in organic livestock farming
The size of the organic farming sector increased again in 2018.
Developing a material flow monitor for the Netherlands from national statistical data
Statistics Netherlands (CBS) developed a Material Flow Monitor (MFM) that captures national resource extraction, imports and exports, product flows between economic sectors, as well as emissions and...
Lower farm income due to less dairy cattle, dry summer
Agricultural income per annual work unit has declined in 2018; by nearly 11 percent relative to 2017.
Arable crop area 2 percent larger
In 2022, the agricultural area devoted to arable crop farming has increased by 10.5 thousand hectares (2.0 percent) to 536 thousand ha.
Avoided use of fossil energy and emission of CO2
Renewable energy; avoided use of fossil energy energy sources/techniques, energy application