environmental damage

Umwelt-Indikator

Indicator: Environmental costs of energy and road transport

A graph shows the development of environmental costs energy generation and road transport between 2014 and 2017. They were 202,1 billion euros in 2014 and 207,9 billion in 2017.

Power generation, heat generation and transport activities pollute the environment, among other things, through the emission of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.This results in high subsequent costs for society, for example through environmentally-induced diseases, damage to ecosystems or even buildings.For Germany, these environmental costs are estimated to amount to almost 208 billion euros i... read more

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Indicator: National Welfare Index

A graph shows the national welfare index (NWI) and gross domestic product (2000 = 100) for the years between 1991 and 2017. Since 2000, the NWI fell by 3.6 percent, while GDP rose by 24.3 percent.

Gross domestic product (GDP) measures the economic performance of an economy, but does not reflect social welfare.The national welfare index (NWI) includes overall 20 activities that raise and diminish welfare.The NWI reached its peak in 1999 and declined afterwards until 2005. An upward trend has been observed since 2013. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

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