Oil pollution

In 2018, the number of operational oil spills recorded by aircraft per hundred flight hours in Belgian and surrounding waters was 3. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced to zero. By extending the trend since 2000, the indicator comes sufficiently close to the objective to conclude that the number of operational oil spills is developing favourably.

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Oil pollution - Belgium - trend assessment

number per 100 flighthours

 2000200520102015201620172018202020252030
observations15.63.911.70.01.21.13.1------
trend and extrapolation13.28.85.22.01.71.51.31.00.70.6
objective 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0

MUMM (2019), Direct communication 18/03/2019, data collected Scientific Service Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North Sea, https://odnature.naturalsciences.be/mumm/en/.

Oil pollution - Belgium

number per 100 flighthours

 1991200020052010201320152016201720182018//19912018//2013
Belgium22.015.63.911.72.50.01.21.13.1-7.04.2
//: Average Growth Rates

MUMM (2019), Direct communication 18/03/2019, data collected Scientific Service Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North Sea, https://odnature.naturalsciences.be/mumm/en/.

UN Target: 14.1 By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.

UN Indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 14.1.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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