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April 2014 News

Scottish Environment Statistics Online Data Updates

(http://www.scotland.gov.uk/seso/)

SESO is an online data dissemination tool, which accompanies Key Scottish Environment Statistics and is an official statistics publication.

Datasets updated with new data since 30th January 2014 are;

 

Natural Environment Statistics Advisory Committee (NESAC)

The 24th meeting of the NESAC took place on 2 April. All papers and minutes from the meeting, along with copies of the presentations on the Scottish soil database and SEWeb are available on the NESAC section of the ScotStat website. (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/scotstat/committees/NatEnvMeetings)

 

Emissions and Removals of Greenhouse Gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland: 1990 – 2012 (published 15th April)

This report was published on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website (http://naei.defra.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=788) and provides estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and removals by the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector for each of the UK Administrations. A separate news release can be found via the Scottish Government Environment Statistics Publication page. (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications)

 

The Proportion of Scotland’s Protected Sites in Favourable Condition 2014 (published 16th May)

This is an Official Statistics publication for Scotland, published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and informs the national indicator: Improve the condition of protected nature sites (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Performance/scotPerforms/indicator/naturesites).
This publication includes the proportion of natural features on protected sites assessed in favourable, unfavourable and recovering condition as well as information on various pressures on protected sites such as the effect of invasive species. The publication and associated news release by SNH can be found via the SNH website. (http://www.snh.gov.uk/publications-data-and-research/official-statistics/official-stats/sites-favourable/)

 

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2012 (published 10th June)

This publication provides estimates of greenhouse gas emissions and information on performance against emission reduction targets. The current and previous years’ publications can be found via the Scottish Government Environment Statistics Publication page.

(http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Environment/Publications)