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Indicator 15.2.1 Progress towards sustainable forest management

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Source: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Hectares, Percentage (%), Growth rate (%)

Footnote: Annual figures relate to data at 31 March, apart from 2001 (31 December) and 2002 (30 September).

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Hectares, Percentage (%), Growth rate (%)

Definitions
Available disaggregations
Calculations

Growth rates (%) are calculated by ((Area certified OR Total woodland Area in year n - Area certified OR Total woodland Area in year n-1) / Area certified OR Total woodland Area in year n-1) * 100

Other information

All certified woodland is certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) scheme. Some of these woodlands are also certified under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) scheme. The estimates are based on UK data published by FSC, supplemented by data from individual certificates and other sources. Where possible, figures are for the woodland area certified, rather than the land area certified. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Progress towards sustainable forest management

Target name

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Organisation

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2001

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

05/09/2019

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

enviro.statistics@defra.gov.uk

Other information