Government outlines 'herculean' task of ecosystem accounting

The true value of woodlands, wetlands and other habitats will be calculated to inform more sustainable policy making

The ONS will publish a draft ecosystems accounting methodology based on a pilot project focusing on woodlands (credit: Mark A Coleman CC BY-SA 2.0)Ambitious plans for ecosystems accounting to track changes in the stock of natural capital and the value of the services they provide are being consulted on by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the environment department (DEFRA).

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