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Sustainable Development

Facts and figures about Sustainable Development

In the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP2), middle-of-the-road, scenario, 500 million people are projected to not have access to electricity in 2030, 90% of whom live in rural areas. The preferred electrification system for connecting those people depends highly on their level of electricity consumption.

In a circular economy, materials ideally retain their original quality. This enables us to recycle these recovered materials into the same type of products. Several circularity strategies exist to prevent resource extraction and primary material demand as well as waste production. There is also a priority order in those circularity strategies. As a rule of thumb, more circularity means more environmental gain.

Market share of sustainably produced raw materials in Dutch comsumption

Market shares of certified sustainable products and natural resources have soared over the past two decades in the Netherlands.