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.
The Mountain Green Cover Index (MGCI) is designed to measure the extent and the changes of green vegetation in mountain areas - i.e. forest, shrubs, trees, pasture land, cropland, etc. – in order to monitor progress towards the mountain target. MGCI is defined as the percentage of green cover over the total surface of the mountain region of a given country and for given reporting year. The aim of the index is to monitor the evolution of the green cover and thus assess the status of conservation of mountain ecosystems.
|Unit of measurement||
Square Km, Index
Mountain elevation 5 - An elevation of 1,000 to 1,500 meters and a slope greater than 5, or a local elevation range above the surrounding area of at least 300 meters for a 7 kilometer radius.
Mountain elevation 6 - An elevation of 300 to 1,000 meters and a local elevation range above the surrounding area of at least 300 meters for a 7 kilometer radius.
Please see the Global metadata for more information, including calculations and limitations of the data. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||15 December 2021|
|Metadata last updated||01 December 2021|