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: A guide to Environmental Accounts
12-Apr-2013A short video from the Office for National Statistics providing a guide to Environmental Accounts.
Air pollution and its impact on people’s health and well-being
07-Nov-2012Rates have fallen in recent years due to stricter regulations and alternative fuels
Energy intensity - decreases across most sectors between 1995 and 2009
30-Nov-2011Comparison of Energy consumption per unit of economic output between 1995 and 2009 by industry.
Greenhouse gas emissions intensity - reductions across most sectors between 1995 and 2009
30-Nov-2011Comparison of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of economic output by industry between 1995 and 2009.
Natural resource and products use - UK material productivity increased by 7.2 per cent in 2009
30-Nov-2011The concept of material productivity is used to assess progress towards sustainable development. It is presented in terms of the relationship between material use and economic activity.
Urban Audit - Comparing United Kingdom and European towns and cities, 2010–12
23-Jul-2014Overview of key variables from Urban Audit linked to urban policy themes that are relevant to EU, national and local government.
Urban Audit - Perceptions of City Life in the United Kingdom and Europe, 2012
23-Jul-2014Using Urban Audit data for cities to assess how typical or otherwise perceptions in UK cities are compared with other European cities.
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).
Measuring National Well-being: Life in the UK, 2014
18-Mar-2014A snapshot of well-being is provided across the 10 domains of well-being, together with a brief overview of international comparisons. The report is the second summary of life in the UK to be delivered by the Measuring National Well-being programme and will be updated annually.
National Well-being wheel of measures, March 2014 (Pdf 2801Kb)
18-Mar-2014The wheel contains all the domains of well-being and the measures contained within each one. In all cases the latest datapoint is shown. The wheel also contains the units of measurement as these vary depending on the indicator used.
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