Projects per year
Dutch society makes use of a variety of goods and services provided by ecosystems – generally referred to as ecosystem services. A visible record of the status and trends in ecosystem services can help government and industry to incorporate the interests of nature and the environment in the Netherlands into decisionmaking processes. The results show that although Dutch ecosystems make a valuable contribution towards the need for the sustainable provision of goods and services, they do not satisfy the entire demand. Moreover, over the past 20 years the demand for most ecosystem services has risen faster than the supply.