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    Green jobs

    The jobs created due to policy interventions in resource efficiency and environment are sometimes referred to as ‘Green Jobs’.(ECORYS, The number of Jobs dependent on the Environment and Resource Efficiency (2012),

    Infringements of EU environmental legislation

    Landscape fragmentation

    Municipal waste generated

    Municipal waste generation and treatment, by type of treatment method. (source: Eurostat,

    Natura 2000 area (% terrestrial area)

    Natural disasters linked to climate change

    Number of natural disasters that is assumed to be related with climate change as a consequence of global warming.
    (Implicit in European Communities (2010), 2009 Environment Policy Review, p 44,, available at

    Net electricity generating installations in EU

    Pesticides residues in food

    Production of environmentally harmful chemicals

    Production of toxic chemicals

    Recycling of packaging waste

    'Recycling rate' for the purposes of Article 6(1) of Directive 94/62/EC means the total quantity of recycled packaging waste, divided by the total quantity of generated packaging waste. (Source: Eurostat,

    Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption

    This indicator is calculated on the basis of data covered by Regulation (EC) No 1099/2008 on energy statistics. Reporting countries provide additional information on renewable source not covered by the Regulation. This indicator may be considered an estimate of the indicator described in Directive 2009/28/EC because statistical systems in some countries are not yet fully developed to meet all the requirements of this Directive. More information about the renewable energy shares calculation methodology can be found on the Eurostat website.

    Topsoil organic carbon content

    LUCAS Topsoil Module include data from 19,969 samples from 25 Member States. Samples have been analysed for the percentage of coarse fragments, particle size distribution (% clay, silt and sand content), pH (in CaCl2 and H2O), organic carbon (g/kg), carbonate content (g/kg), phosphorous content (mg/kg)

    Total Kyoto greenhouse gas emissions

    Total waste generated

    Total amount of waste generated by households and businesses, by waste category (EWC-Stat 4) and year.
    (source: Eurostat,

    Transport noise in urban agglomerations

    Urban population exposure to air pollution by ozone

    Urban population exposure to air pollution by particles

    Water exploitation index

    Same as Water Exploitation Index (WEI)

    Aggregated measurement of support for agriculture