Technical documentation for an official statistic in development estimating the global environmental impacts of consumption: 2023 version 2023
This technical report (JNCC Report 746) constitutes the technical and methodological documentation for an official statistic in development which estimates the global environmental impacts of UK consumption for a range of metrics. It was first published in October 2021. 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 November 2023.
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/territories 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/territory in which the impact took place (but aggregated across all commodities produced within that country/territory) 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/territories 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/territory of production.
The country/territory names in the datasets come from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Additional datasets, including those relevant to other consuming countries/territories 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 2023·11·14
Croft, S., West, C., Harris, M., Egan, C., Green, J., Molotoks, A., Wood, E. and Way, L. 2023. Technical documentation for an official statistic in development estimating the global environmental impacts of consumption: 2023 version. JNCC Report 746, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963 8091.
This project was funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Communications, JNCC publisher
Limitations on public access No limitations
Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
Metadata date 2024·01·31
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