Policy paper

25 Year Environment Plan: progress reports

Setting out the progress we've made in improving the environment through our 25 Year Environment Plan and indicator framework.



These progress report sets out the progress made since we published our 25 Year Environment Plan in January 2018.

These progress reports should be read alongside the indicators framework.

Published 16 May 2019
Last updated 29 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Outcome indicator framework for the 25 Year Environment Plan: 2020 update' to correct the following; missing data showing the net total greenhouse gases for graph A2 (p.15), missing legend items for graph B1a (p.27), the numbers of priority species for D6 graphs (p.69), the axis title in the graph for indicator J6b (p.121) and a missing link to data for indicator J6 (p.120).

  2. Added an indicator framework update and the 2019 to 2020 progress report.

  3. Corrected an error in the January 2018 to March 2019 report on page 51- chapter 7.2: "The UK is already ahead of the Montreal Protocol requirements, having started to phase down hydrofluorocarbons since 2016 and most recently cutting hydrofluorocarbons usage by 37% since 2018, against a baseline period of 2015 – 2017." The 37% cut was made against a baseline period of 2009 to 2012.

  4. First published.