‘satellite accounts’ to the main National Accounts,
compiled in accordance with the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), which closely follows the United Nations System of National Accounts (SNA).
the impact of the economy on the environment,
how the environment contributes to the economy by using the accounting framework and concepts of the national accounts.
inform sustainable development policy,
model impacts of fiscal or monetary measures,
evaluate the environmental impacts of different sectors of the economy.
are mostly provided in units of physical measurement (mass or volume),
can be provided in monetary units, where this is the most relevant or only data available.
The United Kingdom National Accounts: The Blue Book 2013 separates environmental accounts into three categories;
natural resource accounts,
physical flow accounts,
The UK grew by 1.1% in 2011, compared with 2010. Average temperature in the UK rose by 20.0% during the same period. The warm weather contributed to UK energy consumption and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions decreasing, as demand for natural gas fell. A contrast with the average temperature in a particularly cold 2010 which fell by 11.4% compared with 2009.
The relationships between the economy and the environment are further explored in tables 13.1 to 13.5 (168.3 Kb Pdf) .
More detailed information can be found in the UK Environmental Accounts, 2013 release on the Office for National Statistics website.
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Excel versions of Chapter 13 tables