Environmental accounts are used nationally and internationally, primarily by governments, development organisations and researchers, to inform sustainable development policy, to evaluate the environmental impacts of different sectors of the economy, and to highlight the importance of natural resources to the economy. The following pages provide information and guidance on the methodology underpinning the UK’s production of environmental accounts. For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Back to table of contents
2. Environmental accounts: improvements
The environmental accounts are constantly being reviewed and improved. A full list of the improvement articles can be found on the “Improvements” page.
Improvements to environmental accounts, May 2014 (101.1 Kb Pdf)Back to table of contents
3. Environmental accounts: natural resources
Background notes on natural resources and the production of the data used in the environmental accounts.
Monetary valuation of UK continental shelf oil and gas reserves (experimental) (73.8 Kb Pdf)
Land cover (13.1 Kb Pdf)
UK continental shelf oil and gas reserves (178 Kb Pdf)
Physical and economic accounts for UK fisheries (149.3 Kb Pdf)
4. Environmental accounts: physical flows
Background notes on physical flows and the production of the data in the environmental accounts.
Energy consumption (223.2 Kb Pdf)
Overview of atmospheric emissions (339.6 Kb Pdf)
Adjustments to the UK's atmospheric emissions and energy accounts to bring them onto a national accounts 'residents' basis (221.3 Kb Pdf)
Methodologies for estimating the levels of atmospheric emissions arising from the production of goods imported to the UK (16 Kb Pdf)
Impact of households on the environment through direct and indirect generation of greenhouse gases (251.5 Kb Pdf)
Material flows (23.9 Kb Pdf)
Consumption of water resources (20.2 Kb Pdf)
Radioactive waste (15.5 Kb Pdf)
5. Environmental accounts: monetary accounts
Government revenues from environmental taxes (15.7 Kb Pdf)
Environmental protection expenditure (21.5 Kb Pdf)
Environmental protection expenditure by UK general government sector 1996/97 to 2000/01 (342.2 Kb Pdf)
Industrial analysis of environmental taxes (105.9 Kb Pdf)
6. Environmental accounts: glossaries and descriptions
Glossary of terms and classifications regarding environmental accounts.
Fuel type descriptions (7.1 Kb Pdf)
Glossary of economic terms (7.8 Kb Pdf)
Glossary of atmospheric pollutants (51.5 Kb Pdf)