In the context of the EU growth and jobs strategy, environmental concerns mean "greening up the economy" to take account of the environmental impact of decisions and activities in other sectors.
- Greenhouse gas emissions, Kyoto base year The potential negative impacts of these emissions on the environment are so severe that they could affect sustainable growth – the main goal of the growth and jobs strategy.
- Energy intensity of the economy This monitors the decoupling of energy use from GDP growth and shows the extent to which energy is being used more efficiently in the creation of wealth.
- Electricity generated from renewable sources Sustainable economic growth depends on more energy being produced from renewable sources.
- Volume of freight transport relative to GDP
- Volume of passenger transport relative to GDP
There should be a decoupling between GDP growth and transport growth. Increased traffic can damage the environment and economic growth through congestion, noise and pollution.
- Resource productivity An aggregate measure of the material efficiency of an economy, showing whether the use of natural resources is being decoupled from economic growth.
- Municipal waste generation and treatment, by type of treatment method This indicator monitors measures taken to reduce/ reuse/ recycle waste.
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Greenhouse gas emissions, Kyoto base year (table frozen, for current data please see tsdcc100)