e-Digest of Environmental Statistics

The e-Digest of Environmental Statistics is currently being re-developed. Essential updates such as National Statistics releases will still be published here until the launch of the new site.


What's New:

This section of the Defra website provides summary statistics on the environment in the United Kingdom. Statistics are presented on a number of Topics in the form of Key Facts summarising information and providing links to pages with detailed information, the data and to other web sites.

Climate change statistics previously published on the e-Digest have been removed and are now available on the Department of Energy and Climate Change website.

What's new: a list of recent changes to the e-Digest material presented here.

Publication scheme: schedule for e-Digest data - a list of National Statistics releases

Data and key facts by Topic include:

Principal Publications

Developing policy

Sustainable Consumption and Production - one of the four priority areas for UK action set out in the Sustainable Development Strategy

Indicators of sustainable development are available from a separate website at:

Economics & Statistics information from Defra are available.

A National Statistics publication produced by Defra

The content is produced to the standard required for National Statistics by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and provides a handy tool to assist informed discussion of environmental policies and developments both in the UK and in the international arena. Topics are reviewed at least annually with the latest data/information added as soon as practical after official publication. Corrections are made to information or data on an irregular basis when necessary.

National Statistics are produced to high professional standards set out in the UK Statistics Authority’s Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They undergo regular quality assurance reviews to ensure that they meet customer needs. They are produced free from any political interference.

Further Information

Your questions and comments about information presented on this page are welcome. Contact information and Email . Copyright of data and/or information presented or attached in this document may not reside solely with this Department. Please see guidance on Copyright.

Page last modified: 10 February 2011
Page published: 31 March 2005