Methodology related to environmental accounts

  • UK Sustainable Development Goals: use of non-official sources

    Methodology | Released on 8 July 2021

    Our approach to assessing the quality and suitability of non-official sources for reporting the UK’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, non-official sources, quality guidance, SDGs

  • Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy (LCREE) Survey QMI

    Methodology | Released on 28 June 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for the Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Economy (LCREE) Survey, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: low carbon, renewables, green economy, circular economy, environment

  • Environmental accounts on the environmental goods and services sector (EGSS) QMI

    Methodology | Released on 3 June 2021

    Quality and Methodology Information for environmental goods and services sector statistics, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: renewable, environment, circular economy, trade, green economy

  • Environmental accounts on environmental taxes QMI

    Methodology | Released on 3 June 2021

    Quality and methodology information for environmental taxes statistics, detailing the strengths and limitations of the data, methods used and data uses and users.

    Keywords: taxes, revenue, environment, climate change, green

  • UK natural capital accounts: Tourism - methodology

    Methodology | Released on 28 April 2021

    Measurement and development of UK tourism natural capital ecosystem service accounts, including the specific methods used to value individual components of natural capital and physical and monetary data sources.

    Keywords: habitat, ecosystems

  • The challenges of defining a "green job"

    Methodology | Released on 7 April 2021

    This article reviews the options available to define "green jobs" and explores the challenges in doing so. The ONS contributions to defining and measuring "green jobs" are explained, together with alternatives from the relevant literature.

    Keywords: Net Zero, environment, low carbon, employment, sustainable

  • Marine natural capital accounts, UK methodology guide

    Methodology | Released on 6 April 2021

    Describes the methodology used to develop natural capital ecosystem service accounts and explains the broad approach to valuation and the overarching assumptions made. Also provides details of methodologies used to value individual components of natural capital and physical and monetary data sources.

    Keywords: natural resources, nature, habitat, environment, sustainability

  • Natural Capital

    Methodology | Released on 10 February 2021

    An overview of the Office for National Statistics and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs natural capital project and all related publications.

    Keywords: DEFRA

  • Semi-natural habitat natural capital accounts methodology, UK: 2021

    Methodology | Released on 10 February 2021

    How the natural capital semi-natural habitat accounts are measured and developed, including the specific methods used to value individual components of natural capital and physical and monetary data sources

    Keywords: nature, environment, sustainability

  • UK natural capital accounts methodology guide: 2020

    Methodology | Released on 19 November 2020

    Measurement and development of natural capital ecosystem service accounts, including the specific methods used to value individual components of natural capital and physical and monetary data sources.

    Keywords: natural resources, nature, habitat, sustainability, environment