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Environmental accounts show how the environment contributes to the economy (for example, through the extraction of raw materials), the impacts that the economy has on the environment (for example, energy consumption and air emissions), and how society responds to environmental issues (for example, through taxation and expenditure on environmental protection). This site also hosts the development of natural capital accounts, more information is available in the Methodology section.

  • UK natural capital accounts: 2019 (Latest release)

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 18 October 2019

    Estimates of the financial and societal value of natural resources to people in the UK.

    Keywords: environment, habitat, services, sustainability, natural

  • UK natural capital: urban accounts (Latest release)

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 8 August 2019

    Natural capital accounts containing information about green space in urban areas.

    Keywords: habitat, green space, blue space, ecosystem

  • UK natural capital: mountains, moorland and heath accounts

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 22 July 2019

    Ecosystem accounts for the mountains, moorlands and heath (MMH) environment in the UK. This is the first iteration of the MMH ecosystem account.

    Keywords: habitat, green space, blue space

  • UK natural capital: peatlands (Latest release)

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 22 July 2019

    Natural capital accounts for peatlands measures the ecosystem services which nature provides from this dramatic landscape, including water, carbon sequestration, food and recreation.

    Keywords: environment, peat, bog, condition, ecosystem, natural

  • Scottish natural capital: Ecosystem Service Accounts, 2019 (Latest release)

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 22 March 2019

    The Scottish natural capital Ecosystem Service Accounts, highlighting the value and benefits of Scotland's natural assets. These are Experimental Statistics.

    Keywords: pollution removal, renewable energy, oil, gas, habitat, sustainability, environment

  • UK natural capital: ecosystem accounts for urban areas

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 12 July 2018

    Initial natural capital accounts containing information about green space in urban areas.

    Keywords: environment, habitat, green space, blue space

  • UK natural capital: Ecosystem service accounts, 1997 to 2015

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 30 January 2018

    Natural capital refers to the physical, natural, resources and the benefits that these resources provide. This bulletin presents the UK natural capital ecosystem service accounts, aiming to highlight the relative importance of services provided by the UK's natural assets.

    Keywords: environment, services, habitat, sustainability, natural

  • UK natural capital: ecosystem accounts for freshwater, farmland and woodland

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 25 July 2017

    Natural capital accounts for freshwater, farmland and woodland have been developed with categories not previously included. Methodology is experimental and some services are not currently measured.

    Keywords: woodland, freshwater, farmland, environment, ecosystem

  • UK natural capital: monetary estimates, 2016

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 30 November 2016

    Natural assets provide a wide range of environmental services that make human life possible. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have been developing methods to value these services, aiming to highlight the relative importance of services provided by the UK’s natural assets. This bulletin contains a snapshot of our progress.

    Keywords: valuation, environment, ecosystem, services, asset flows

  • UK Natural Capital: Experimental carbon stock accounts, preliminary estimates

    Statistical bulletin | Released on 28 June 2016

    The first experimental estimates of carbon stocks being compiled to support the incorporation of natural capital into the UK Environmental Accounts by 2020.

    Keywords: Environmental, System of Environmental-Economic Accounting, SEEA, Habitat