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ONS Release UK Natural Capital: Ecosystem Service Accounts, 1997 to 2015

January 31, 2018 |

This set of accounts was originally published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)

“This bulletin presents 10 service accounts, containing estimates of the quantity and value of services being supplied by UK natural capital. These services include food, water, air filtration and recreation.

  • The partial asset value of UK natural capital was estimated to be £761 billion in 2015.
  • 58% of this value was attributable to cultural and regulating services (recreation, pollution removal and carbon sequestration).
  • In 2015, 9 times as much energy was produced from renewable sources than was produced in 1997
  • UK mineral production has generally declined since the time series began, however UK timber production has increased by almost 50%.

Read on ONS blog ‘Moving Beyond GDP – ONS Explain Natural Capital Accountshere.

Read on and access the full set of accounts at: Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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