Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions increase in 2012 mainly due to temperature drop
02-Jul-2014ONS looks at the latest environmental accounts data
Video Summary: World Wetlands Day 2014
04-Feb-2014This short video looks at the Office for National Statistics programme of Natural Capital and World Wetlands Day.
Sustainable Development Indicators, July 2014
10-Jul-2014An overview of progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment. Published alongside the headline and supplementary indicators are assessments of change, both short and long term.
UK Environmental Accounts, 2014
02-Jul-2014Environmental accounts show how the environment contributes to the economy, the impacts that the economy has on the environment, and how society responds to environmental issues. They include natural capital accounts (oil and gas), physical accounts (fuel use, energy consumption, atmospheric emissions, material flows, and water), and monetary accounts (environmental taxes and environmental protection expenditure). For 2014, experimental natural capital accounts (land use and forestry) are also included. Environmental accounts are ‘satellite accounts’ to the main National Accounts and they are compiled in accordance with the System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA), which closely follows the UN System of National Accounts (SNA). This means that they are comparable with economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
UK Natural Capital – Initial and Partial Monetary Estimates
02-May-2014A first attempt by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to expand on existing approaches to estimate a monetary value for components of UK natural capital for the period of 2007 to 2011. ONS estimates that the monetary estimate of selected components of UK natural capital was £1,573 billion in 2011 – 4.1% lower than in 2007. This is mainly due to a fall in the monetary value of UK sub-soil assets. It is important to emphasise that these numbers reflect attempts to estimate a limited segment of the UK’s total natural capital. However, they provide an illustration of some of the methodologies that ONS is employing to value these components and how their value may be evolving over time. The methodology to develop these estimates remains under development and the estimates reported should be considered experimental. Further work will be undertaken to develop and improve them.
Sustainable Development Indicators, July 2014 (Excel sheet 613Kb)
10-Jul-2014Indicators and measures which provide an overview of progress toward a sustainable economy, society and environment. Published alongside the headline and supplementary indicators are assessments of change, both short and long term.
Atmospheric Emissions: Acid Rain Precursor Emissions: By Economic Sector and Gas, United Kingdom (Excel sheet 302Kb)
02-Jul-2014Emissions of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ammonia, and total acid rain precursors, 1990 to 2012
Atmospheric Emissions: Bridging Tables (Excel sheet 322Kb)
02-Jul-2014Show the relationships between Environmental Accounts measures and UNFCCC and UNECE measures, for 1990 to 2012
Atmospheric Emissions: Emissions of Other Pollutants: By Economic Sector and Gas, United Kingdom (Excel sheet 568Kb)
02-Jul-2014Emissions of PM10, PM2.5, carbon monoxide, non-methane volatile organic compound, benzene, and 1,3-Butadiene, for 1990 to 2012
Atmospheric Emissions: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: By Economic Sector and Gas, United Kingdom (Excel sheet 439Kb)
02-Jul-2014Emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydro-fluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, sulphur hexaflouride, and total greenhouse gas emissions, for 1990 to 2012
Atmospheric Emissions: Heavy Metal Pollutant Emissions: By Economic Sector and Gas, United Kingdom (Excel sheet 846Kb)
02-Jul-2014Emissions of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, vanadium, and zinc, for 1990 to 2012