How is our country doing?

Environment
What is the future of Estonian natural resources? 
How reasonably and efficiently are we using them? 
We use hundreds of products and services every day on which we have spent a lot of resources. Today’s environmental challenges require everyone to be responsible for nature, so that future generations can breathe clean air and live in a naturally diverse environment.
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Properly treated wastewater
2019: 111 million cubic metres
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Groundwater abstraction
2019: 229 million cubic metres
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Surface water bodies in at least good overall status
2019: 55%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Emissions of fine particles
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Green areas in cities
2019: 86%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Recycling of municipal waste
2019: 30.8%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Waste generation
2019: 20,209 thousand tonnes
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Hazardous waste
2019: 10.2%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Implementation of environmental management systems
2019: 616 organisations
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Oil shale mining
2019: 12,128 thousand tonnes
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gas emissions
2018: 0.85 kilograms per GDP euro
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gases from the energy sector
2018: 13,798 thousand tonnes of CO2 equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gases from the transport sector
2018: 2,405 thousand tonnes of CO2 equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Marine protected areas
2019: 27.2%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Spawning stock biomass
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Coastal water bodies in good status
2019: 0 water bodies
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Protected areas
2019: 19.4%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Protected forests
2019: 14.1%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Emissions of acidifying pollutants
2018: 2.4 thousand tonnes of acidifying equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Habitat types in favourable conservation status
2020: 57%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Environmental taxes
2019: 9.6%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Species in favourable conservation status
2020: 56%
"Estonia 2035"
Net greenhouse gas emissions
2019: 14 million tonnes CO2 equivalent
"Estonia 2035"
Sustainable development in Estonia
2020: 10 place
"Estonia 2035"
Index of environmental trends
2018: 68.75
"Estonia 2035"
Circular material use rate
2019: 15.1%
"Estonia 2035"
Greenhouse gases from the transport sector
2018: 2,405 tuhat tonni CO2 ekvivalenti
"Estonia 2035"
Energy consumption of residential and non-residential buildings
2019: 16.5 TWh
Government Action Plan
Net greenhouse gas emissions
2019: 14 million tonnes CO2 equivalent
Government Action Plan
Index of environmental trends
2018: 68.75

How is our country doing?

Environment
What is the future of Estonian natural resources? 
How reasonably and efficiently are we using them? 
We use hundreds of products and services every day on which we have spent a lot of resources. Today’s environmental challenges require everyone to be responsible for nature, so that future generations can breathe clean air and live in a naturally diverse environment.
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Properly treated wastewater
2019: 111 million cubic metres
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Groundwater abstraction
2019: 229 million cubic metres
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Surface water bodies in at least good overall status
2019: 55%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Emissions of fine particles
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Green areas in cities
2019: 86%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Recycling of municipal waste
2019: 30.8%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Waste generation
2019: 20,209 thousand tonnes
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Hazardous waste
2019: 10.2%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Implementation of environmental management systems
2019: 616 organisations
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Oil shale mining
2019: 12,128 thousand tonnes
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gas emissions
2018: 0.85 kilograms per GDP euro
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gases from the energy sector
2018: 13,798 thousand tonnes of CO2 equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Greenhouse gases from the transport sector
2018: 2,405 thousand tonnes of CO2 equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Marine protected areas
2019: 27.2%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Spawning stock biomass
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Coastal water bodies in good status
2019: 0 water bodies
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Protected areas
2019: 19.4%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Protected forests
2019: 14.1%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Emissions of acidifying pollutants
2018: 2.4 thousand tonnes of acidifying equivalent
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Habitat types in favourable conservation status
2020: 57%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Environmental taxes
2019: 9.6%
The Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development
Species in favourable conservation status
2020: 56%
"Estonia 2035"
Net greenhouse gas emissions
2019: 14 million tonnes CO2 equivalent
"Estonia 2035"
Sustainable development in Estonia
2020: 10 place
"Estonia 2035"
Index of environmental trends
2018: 68.75
"Estonia 2035"
Circular material use rate
2019: 15.1%
"Estonia 2035"
Greenhouse gases from the transport sector
2018: 2,405 tuhat tonni CO2 ekvivalenti
"Estonia 2035"
Energy consumption of residential and non-residential buildings
2019: 16.5 TWh
Government Action Plan
Net greenhouse gas emissions
2019: 14 million tonnes CO2 equivalent
Government Action Plan
Index of environmental trends
2018: 68.75