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St. Helena Natural Capital Accounting, Briefing Report 2019

Atmosphere Freshwater Marine Overseas Territories Accounts Capital Carbon sequestration Crops Cultural Decision-making Ecosystem goods Ecosystem services Environmental accounting Flows Food National accounts Natural capital Natural resource accounting Natural resources Recreation

Abstract

Natural Capital accounts report for St Helena. Provision, regulating & cultural ecosystem services. Natural capital accounting is the process of compiling data on the quantity and quality of a region’s natural capital assets as well as the physical and monetary values of the benefits they provide. The data are presented in a structured way to measure and monitor the benefits consistently over time. These accounts provide a source of information for policy makers to aid them resolve matters pertaining the natural environment. Additionally, these datasets can support other national accounts to inform policy and planning decisions. In the same way that the structured recording of other national statistics in conventional national accounts can potentially inform and improve a country’s policy making, natural capital accounts can enable more informed decisions to be made regarding the natural environment.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2019·05·01

Lineage
Report produced by Eftec, It is hoped that this initial NCA acts as a foundation on which to build future iterations. As the accounts are a structure for systematic understanding of the value of the environment, they can accommodate and be improved on by revised data as better sources become available.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC distributor

Limitations on public access Open Access

Use constraints Open, cite source of data

Metadata date 2019·08·30

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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