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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2021. Indicator E2 – Expenditure on UK and international biodiversity 2021

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These documents support response indicator E2 – Expenditure on UK and international biodiversity. The documents include a datasheet and technical background document.

The first part of this indicator provides real-term, public sector spending on biodiversity in the UK alongside spending by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with a focus on biodiversity and/or nature conservation. Spending is just one way of assessing the government’s commitment to biodiversity.

The second part of this indicator provides real-term UK public sector spending on global biodiversity. Funding for international biodiversity is essential for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity in developing countries, along with other international biodiversity policy commitments.

All total expenditure figures in this indicator are presented as financial year data and 2019/20, for example, refers to the period April 2019 to March 2020.

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Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2021·10·20

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK. 2021. UK Biodiversity Indicators 2021.

The UK Biodiversity Indicators were first published in 2007. They were created to provide a measure for reporting on the UK’s progress towards meeting international biodiversity goals and targets. The indicators were comprehensively reviewed during 2011 and 2012 to ensure they continued to be based on the most robust and reliable available data, and remained relevant to the new international goals and targets developed in 2010 and 2011.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Released under the Open Government Licence v3.0. Attribution statement "Contains public sector information from Defra, licenced under the Open Government Licence v3.0"

Metadata date 2021·10·20

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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