Technical documentation for an experimental statistic estimating the global environmental impacts of consumption: 2022 version 2022
This technical report (JNCC Report No. 715) constitutes the technical and methodological documentation for an experimental statistic which estimates the global environmental impacts of consumption, first published in October 2021 and updated in October 2022. The statistic also forms part of the UK Biodiversity Indicators compendium (Indicator A4: Global biodiversity impacts of UK economic activity / sustainable consumption), last updated in December 2022.
Further information is provided on the statistic is provided on the UK Biodiversity Indicator A4 webpage. An accompanying datasheet, containing the total estimate for each impact type associated with all UK consumption (of all commodities and from all countries combined) is available as a separate resource from JNCC's Resource Hub.
Several additional datasets are also explained in the technical report and are available to download in csv format:
- results-total-annual – aggregated results showing the total estimate for each impact type associated with all UK consumption (of all commodities and from all countries/territories combined) for each year.
- producing-country-results: results showing the total estimate for each impact type associated with UK consumption, broken down by the producing country in which the impact took place (but aggregated across all commodities produced within that country) for each year.
- commodity-results: results showing the total estimate for each impact type associated with UK consumption, broken down by the commodity responsible for the impact (but aggregated across producing countries from which the commodities came) for each year.
- uk-results-disaggregated: results showing the estimate for each impact type associated with UK consumption for each commodity in each country of production.
Additional datasets, including those relevant to other consuming countries assessed, can be downloaded from the associated dashboard.
These resources may not be fully accessible for all users. If you need a copy of any of these resources in a different or more accessible format, please get in touch.
Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 2022·10·27
This project was funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with JNCC leading on its development, and analyses undertaken by the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York. Additional support towards developing the dashboard was also provided by Trase and the GCRF Trade Hub.
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2022·12·14
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