Natural capital: Carbon sink value of UK waters estimated at £57bn

Cecilia Keating
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The government estimates roughly 24 per cent of UK waters are ‘protected to some degree’
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The government estimates roughly 24 per cent of UK waters are ‘protected to some degree’

Carbon sequestration in and around UK waters trumps value of potential fossil fuel extraction in these areas, Office for National Statistics estimates

The UK's marine environment has more value as a store of carbon than it does as a site of fossil fuel extraction or for fishing, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The...

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