A compendium is a collection of information in which a brief summary is presented on environmental Statistics. The data collected in this publication is based on the principles of, the for Curaçao adjusted version, of the Core Set of the FDES, the Framework for the Development of Environmental Statistics of the U.N. The Core Set contains the most important environment statistics to describe statistical topics thus providing guidance to environmental programs and policies. The publication reflects the collation of existing CBS data sources and administrative sources of government- and non-government entities

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Curaçao Environmental Statistics Compendium 2020

The demand for environment statistics is increasing in accordance with continuing environmental challenges faced by modern societies such as population pressure, energy issues, sustainable development, and climate change. The environment is ever more present in public policies and development plans. This is also the case in the Caribbean with its many islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and so, also in Curaçao, with its high population density, unsustainable demands on solid waste infrastructure, energy-intensive and costly water, a high dependency on imported fossil fuels.

The recognition that human well-being and development depends on the environment, has led to an increasing emphasis on environment and sustainability concerns (e.g., the National Development Plan Curaçao 2015) on which decisions and actions need to be taken. Paramount to these actions is the regular production of environment statistics of the highest quality. These statistics portray key information about the state of the environment and its changes through time.  Furthermore, they give information to organizations, students and our society and can be used as input and support for fact-based policymaking. Like in many other countries, environment statistics is a new and emerging domain, which is typically endowed with limited resources (technical, financial, and human) and is challenged by a developing institutional set-up and inter-institutional coordination.   

This fifth Compendium 2020 is structured in 7 sections which include:

  1. Environmental conditions and quality,
  2. Environmental resources and their use,
  3. Residuals and waste,
  4. Extreme events and disasters,
  5. Human settlements and environmental health,
  6. Environment protection and management,
  7. Tourism.

Curaçao Environmental Statistics Compendium 2018

The demand for environment statistics is increasing in accordance with continuing environmental challenges faced by modern societies such as population pressure, energy issues, sustainable development and climate change. The environment is ever more present in public policies and development plans. Also in the Caribbean with its many islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and so, also in Curaçao, with its high population density, unsustainable demands on solid waste infrastructure, energy-intensive and costly water, a high dependency on imported fossil fuels and a refinery which is struggling with modern environmental requirements.

The recognition that human well-being and development depends on the environment, has led to an increasing emphasis on environment and sustainability concerns (e.g. the National Development Plan Curaçao 2015) on which decisions and actions need to be taken. Paramount to these actions is the regular production of environment statistics of the highest quality. These statistics portray key information about the state of the environment and its changes through time.  Furthermore, they give information to organizations, students and our society and can be used as input and support for fact-based policymaking. Like in other developing countries and SIDS, environment statistics is a new and emerging domain, which is typically endowed with limited resources (technical, financial and human) and is challenged by a developing institutional set-up and inter-institutional coordination.   

This third Compendium 2018 is structured in 7 sections which include:

  1. Environmental conditions and quality,
  2. Environmental resources and their use,
  3. Residuals and waste,
  4. Extreme events and disasters,
  5. Human settlements and environmental health,
  6. Environment protection and management,
  7. Tourism.

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Curaçao Environmental Statistics Compendium 2017

The demand for environment statistics is increasing in accordance with continuing environmental challenges faced by modern societies such as population pressure, energy issues, sustainable development and climate change. The environment is ever more present in public policies and development plans. Also in the Caribbean with its many islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and so, also in Curaçao, with its high population density, unsustainable demands on solid waste infrastructure, energy-intensive and costly water, a high dependency on imported fossil fuels and a refinery which is struggling with modern environmental requirements.

The recognition that human well-being and development depends on the environment, has led to an increasing emphasis on environment and sustainability concerns (e.g. the National Development Plan Curaçao 2015) on which decisions and actions need to be taken. Paramount to these actions is the regular production of environment statistics of the highest quality. These statistics portray key information about the state of the environment and its changes through time.  Furthermore, they give information to organizations, students and our society and can be used as input and support for fact-based policymaking. Like in other developing countries and SIDS, environment statistics is a new and emerging domain, which is typically endowed with limited resources (technical, financial and human) and is challenged by a developing institutional set-up and inter-institutional coordination.   

This third Compendium 2017 is structured in 7 sections which include:

  1. Environmental conditions and quality
  2. Environmental resources and their use
  3. Residuals and waste
  4. Extreme events and disasters
  5. Human settlements and environmental health
  6. Environment protection and management
  7. Tourism

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Curaçao Environmental Statistics Compendium 2016

The demand for environment statistics is increasing in accordance with continuing environmental challenges faced by modern societies such as population pressure, energy issues, sustainable development and climate change. The environment is ever more present in public policies and development plans. Also in the Caribbean with its many islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and so, also in Curaçao.

The recognition that human well-being and development depends on the environment, has led to an increasing emphasis on environment and sustainability concerns (e.g. the 2013 report on ‘Strategies for Sustainable Long Term Economic Development’[1] and the National Development Plan Curaçao 2015) on which decisions and actions need to be taken. Paramount to these actions is the regular production of environment statistics of the highest quality. These statistics portray key information about the state of the environment and its changes through time.  Furthermore, they give information to organizations, students and our society and can be used as input and support for fact-based policymaking. Like in other developing countries and SIDS environment statistics is a new and emerging domain which is typically endowed with limited resources (technical, financial and human) and is challenged by a developing institutional set-up and inter-institutional coordination.   

This second Compendium 2016 is structured in 7 sections which include:

  1. Environmental conditions and quality
  2. Environmental resources and their use
  3. Residuals and waste
  4. Extreme events and disasters
  5. Human settlements and environmental health
  6. Environment protection and management
  7. Tourism

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Curaçao Environmental Statistics Compendium 2015

The demand for environment statistics is increasing in tandem with the ongoing environmental
challenges faced by modern societies, such as population pressure, energy issues, sustainable
development and climate change. The environment is ever more present in public policies and
development plans. With its many islands and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Caribbean
is no exception, and neither is Curaçao.

The realization that human wellbeing and development depends on the environment has led to an increasing emphasis on environmental and sustainability concerns (e.g. the 2013 report on Strategies for Sustainable Long Term Economic Development1 and the National Development Plan Curaçao
2015) on which decisions and actions need to be taken. Of paramount importance to these actions is the regular production of environment statistics of the highest quality. These statistics portray key information about the state of the environment and its changes through time. Furthermore, they give
information to organizations, students and the public, and can be used as input and support for factbased policymaking. As in other developing countries and SIDS, environment statistics represent a new and emerging domain which is typically endowed with limited (technical, financial and human)
resources and is challenged by an institutional setup and inter-institutional coordination that are still in development.

The Compendium is structured in 7 sections:
1. Environmental conditions and quality
2. Environmental resources and their use
3. Residuals and waste
4. Extreme events and disasters
5. Human settlements and environmental health
6. Environment protection and management
7. Tourism

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