Nature protection and biodiversity - Outlook 2020 (Belgium)
- Nature and biodiversity
The human population in Belgium is expected to grow by just under 14 % between 2005 and 20301.
This population growth is expected to be more pronounced in the Brussels-Capital Region (23 %) and Walloon Region (16 %) than in the Flemish Region (12 %). Population growth is likely to lead to an increased land conversion to cater for the need of space for housing, industry, infrastructure, etc. (see section commonality, land-use for more details)
1 Based on accompanying data to FPB-ADSEI 2008. Available at http://www.plan.be/databases/database_det.php?lang=nl&TM=46&IS=79&ID=26&DB=DEMOG (Dutch) or http://www.plan.be/databases/database_det.php?lang=fr&TM=46&IS=79&ID=26&DB=DEMOG (French).
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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