Regional environment economies reports
You can find downloadable versions of these reports for your region below.
These reports look at:
- The Environmental Sector (pollution abatement, waste management)
- The Natural Environment Sector (conservation)
- Greening Primary Industries (eg organic farming)
- Environmental Technologies (eg wind power)
- Inward Investment
Each report looks at the scale of activity which is dependant on a good quality environment and on positive environmental management. They make policy suggestions for their regions, including:
- Environmental protection is a mechanism for economic development
- Environmental damage is a threat to many jobs/sectors
- The environment is an essential part of all modern businesses and a market opportunity for all sectors
Please note that no known reports have been published covering the London, Northern Ireland or Scottish regions.
This report, for the first time, looks at the contribution made by the environment to the economy of the East Midlands. PDF, 1.55MbThe environmental economy: summary
This report provides the findings of a study which has quantified the contribution of the environment to the East Midlands’ economy. PDF, 548KbThe environmental economy
East of England
Environmental Prosperity - The importance of the environmental economy, opportunities for business, and the environment as an asset for business PDF, 322KbBusiness and the environment: summary
This study has considered relationships between the economy and the environment in the East of England. PDF, 402KbBusiness and the environment
The aim of this study has been to demonstrate the breadth and depth of the inter-connections which define the environment-economy nexus in the East of England. PDF, 234KbTraining provision for the environmental economy
The environment of the North East of England is one of the region’s biggest assets. This study quantifies the contribution of the environment to the region’s economy and provides recommendations for increasing this contribution in the future. PDF, 777KbValuing the environment
The environment is a capital resource that underpins much economic activity in the region. PDF, 803KbThe environmental economy of the South East of England: summary
The Environmental Economy of the South East of England comprises a wide variety of economic activities that have a common link in that they are all integrally related to the environment. PDF, 746Kb.The environmental economy
Wales: An Environment for Growth. The report sets out to inform the decisions taken by the National Assembly for Wales and other bodies. PDF, 519Kb.Valuing our environment - summary
The Economic Impact of the Environment of Wales. PDF, 377KbValuing our environment - full report
The Economic Impact of the Environment of Wales. PDF, 231KbValuing our environment: technical summary
PDF, 8KbA: Consultees
PDF, 40KbB1: Value of environment to tourism
PDF, 14KbB4: Reference sources
PDF, 23KbC: Wales facts and figures
PDF, 9KbD: Employment comparisons
PDF, 120KbE: Case studies
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