Nature protection and biodiversity - Outlook 2020 (Belgium)

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The growth of human populations in Belgium and its impact on land conversion
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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)



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