4. These contributions are described in a supporting file to the ‘vision and outcomes’ publication: ‘Contribution of the Environment Strategy vision and outcomes to National Outcomes and UN Sustainable Development Goals’
5. Including NatureScot, Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Zero Waste Scotland.
6. Including the Environment Strategy External Reference Group and Scottish Environment LINK.
8. A full description of each outcome is set out in ‘The Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes’ (pages 15-18)
12. Reported annually in the Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The following pollutants are included: ammonia, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, non-methane volatile organic compounds, particulate matter less than 10 micrometres (PM10), particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometres (PM2.5), sulphur dioxide and lead.
14. As the Monitoring Framework is further developed, we will explore the scope to include an additional indicator of ocean acidification, a key impact on the marine environment from increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide.
23. It should be noted that there are major limitations on the accuracy and quality of consumption-based measures, even if compiled using the best available methodologies and data.
24. These indicators will also be reported annually in the Monitoring Framework for the Climate Change Plan, as updated in December 2020.
26. A wide range of waste and recycling indicators are reported in Scotland. We have selected a sub-set of these which help to present a strategic overview of Scotland’s progress in transitioning to a circular economy.
29. We expect that Scotland’s material footprint will be an effective measure to help track progress towards this outcome, but will review the indicator once finalised.
31. The Environment Strategy indicator measures the monetary flows from services provided by the following natural capital assets: agricultural biomass, fish capture, timber, water abstraction, minerals, renewable energy, carbon sequestration, air pollution removal, noise mitigation, urban cooling and recreation.
37. We expect that Scotland’s water footprint will be an effective measure to help track progress towards this outcome, but will review the indicator once finalised.
38. Such as ecological or land footprint measures, or the footprints of selected imported commodities.
40. National Emission Ceilings Directive Regulations 2018. The National Air Pollution Control Programme sets out measures and analysis for how emission reduction commitments can be met across the UK.
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