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In this paper ONS develops Land Cover ecosystem accounts for the United Kingdom (UK). The initial land cover accounts based on data from the Countryside Survey show that the land cover changed significantly in the UK between 1998 and 2007.
This report from the Aldersgate Group argues that it is in the UK’s economic and social interest to increase investment in its ‘natural capital’ and calls on government policy to do more to support businesses investing to improve the state of the UK’s natural assets.
This paper is a first attempt by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to develop initial experimental statistics on UK freshwater ecosystem assets and ecosystem services.
Here we introduce a simple approach, based on the commonly used management tool of a risk register, to highlight natural assets whose condition places benefits at risk.
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).
The second State of Natural Capital Report - published by the UK’s Natural Capital Committee - says that too often the environment is taken for granted, and calls for a 25-year-long natural capital plan so that Britain can enjoy the “economic and well being benefits.”
Accounting for the Value of Nature in the UK: A roadmap for the development of natural capital accounts within the UK Environmental Accounts
This report, published by the Office for National Statistics of the UK's Statistics Authority, is a road map for the development of natural capital accounts within the United Kingdom's Environmental Accounts.
This section of the UK's Office for National Statistics website provides an overview of natural capital, upcoming work on measuring natural capital, past and upcoming events and seminars, and all related publications.