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Belgium – Industrial pollution profile 2019

Dashboard (Tableau) Published 19 Dec 2019
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This country profile summarizes key data related to industry: its relevance with respect to economic contributions, energy and water consumption, as well as air and water emissions and waste generation. Country profiles are also available for EEA 33 member countries and EU-28 member states as a group, see the links below.

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Methodology and sources

The methodology underpinning the country profiles is available in this report: Methodology report for the development of EEA33 industrial pollution country profiles, Eionet Report - ETC/ACM 2018/6

Sources are as follows (more detail available in the methodology report):

  • Significance of industry

Energy consumption data originates from Eurostat's Annual Complete Energy Balances, gross value added from Eurostat's Annual National Accounts and water consumption data from Eurostat's dataset on Water use by supply category and economical sector.

  • Air pollution

Percentage of total country pollution originates from the national emissions reported to the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP Convention).

Data for trends in air pollution are sourced from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).

Data for total country pollution and trends in pollution from carbon dioxide are sourced from the national emissions reporting under the GHG Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR).

  • Water pollution

Data for water pollution overall are sourced from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR).

  • Non-hazardous and hazardous waste generation

Data originates from Eurostat's dataset on Generation of waste.

The period before 2010 is influenced by data consolidation

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