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Scottish natural capital: ecosystem service accounts 2019

This publication, prepared by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), presents estimates of the quantity and value of ten services being supplied by Scottish natural capital.

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Scottish natural capital: ecosystem service accounts 2019
1. Executive summary

56 page PDF

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1. Executive summary

This article presents 10 service accounts, containing estimates of the quantity and value of services being supplied by Scottish natural capital. 

These services are: 

  • agricultural biomass
  • fish capture
  • timber
  • water abstraction
  • mineral production
  • oil and gas production
  • renewable energy generation
  • carbon sequestration
  • air pollutant removal
  • recreation

This article uses the term “ecosystem service” throughout, which generally refers to living (biotic) components of the Earth, which provide services to humanity. However, non-living (abiotic) components, such as oil and gas used for energy, are also included in this release. A summary of the main trends is presented in this article, but more information can be found in the datasets accompanying this release.


Contact

Email: natural.capital.team@ons.gov.uk