UK efficiency up but carbon is increasing

Sustainability indicators show resource efficiency is improving but consumption is pushing up carbon

Resource efficiency and water use are improving, but carbon emissions linked to UK consumption are rising, the government’s revised sustainable development indicators show.1

Published on 31 July, the indicators overall 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

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