UK sustainable development indicators reveal mixed picture

DEFRA's streamlined indicators show carbon from UK consumption increasing while resource efficiency improves

Resource efficiency and water use are improving, but carbon emissions linked to UK consumption are rising, the government's revised sustainable development indicators show.

Overall, the indicators suggest a broadly positive picture of the state of UK sustainable development. A third of the indicators show improvements over the long-term, increasing to more than 40% in the short term. However, digging into the data reveals more mixed fi

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