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Environnement

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.

Some indicators:

- 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.

 Access to data collection and Quality profile (Q.P)
 Titles Data Q.P
 Greenhouse gas emissions, Kyoto base year  (table frozen, for current data please see tsdcc100)   (QP)
 Energy intensity of the economy  (table frozen, for current data please see tsdec360)   (Q.P)
 Combined heat and power generation (table frozen, for current data please see tsdcc350)   (Q.P)
 Implicit tax rate on energy (table frozen, for current data please see tsdcc360)   (Q.P)
 Electricity generated from renewable sources (table frozen, for current data please see tsdcc330)   (Q.P)
 Volume of freight transport relative to GDP  (table frozen, for current data please see tsdtr230)   (Q.P)
 Volume of passenger transport relative to GDP (table frozen, for current data please see tsdtr240)   (Q.P)
 Road share of inland freight transport (table frozen, for current data please see tsdtr220)   (Q.P)
 Car share of inland passenger transport (table frozen, for current data please see tsdtr210)   (Q.P)
 Urban population exposure to air pollution by ozone (table frozen, for current data please see tsdph380)   (Q.P)
 Urban population exposure to air pollution by particulate matter (table frozen, for current data please see tsdph370)   (Q.P)
 Municipal waste generation and treatment, by type of treatment method (table frozen, for current data please see tsdpc240)   (Q.P)
 Resource productivity (table frozen, for current data please see tsdpc100)   (Q.P)
 Fish catches from stocks outside safe biological limits:  Status of fish stocks managed by the EU in the North-East Atlantic (table frozen, for current data please see tsdnr110)   (Q.P)
 Sufficiency of sites designated under the EU habitats directive (table frozen, for current data please see tsdnr210)   (Q.P)
 Farmland bird index (table frozen, for current data please see tsdnr100)   (Q.P)
 Healthy life years at birth by gender (table frozen, for current data please see tsdph100)   (Q.P)

 

 

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Last update 03.06.2010