An assessment which calculates how much Scotland's natural capital is worth has been carried out for the first time, estimated at £273bn.
The plants, animals, and micro-organisms that are the bedrock of food production are in decline, according to a UN study.
Plants, animals and micro-organisms crucial to indirectly upholding the human diet are dying out, study shows
ONS recently published estimates of the total value of all the assets held in the UK, known as the ‘National Balance Sheet’.
ONS has a role to play in developing a full set of ‘natural capital’ accounts.
A new report uncovers hidden costs linked to the UK food industry, including environmental degradation and biodiversity loss.