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Indicator 15.4.2 Mountain Green Cover Index


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Source: Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Square Km, Index

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.

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Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Square Km, Index


The Green Cover Index is meant to measure the changes of the green vegetation in mountain areas - i.e. forest, shrubs, trees, pasture land, crop land, etc. – in order to monitor progress on the mountain target. The index will provide information on the changes in the vegetation cover and, as such, will provide an indication of the status of the conservation of mountain environments.

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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

Mountain Green Cover Index

Target name

By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits that are essential for sustainable development

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO)



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Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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