The challenge of our resources

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United Kingdom

Nutrition

Key indicators

  • energy intake

    136 %

     of recommendations 

    Average daily energy intake with respect to the WHO guidelines
  • Undernutrition

    <2.5 %

    of the population

    Undernutrition prevailing among the population
  • Access to drinking water

    100 %

    of the population

    Share of the entire population with an access to an improved water source, namely a sufficient and regular access to clean water.
  • Share of agricultural land

    71 %

    of land area

    Land including arable land, land under permanent crops and land under permanent meadows and pastures
  • Food expenses

    8.6 %

    of total household budget

    Average share of household budget dedicated to food expenses at home (exluding alcohol)

Current situation assessment and degree of urgency

  • Current situation assessment

    8/10

  • Degree of urgency

    5.6/10

  • Access to drinking water

    Current situation assessment

    8.6

    Degree of urgency

    5.2

  • Access to enough food quantities to meet everybody's needs

    Current situation assessment

    7.6

    Degree of urgency

    6

  • Access to high-quality food, healthy food

    Current situation assessment

    7.6

    Degree of urgency

    5.6

Country's capacity to address the food challenge

  • Overall rating

    7.2/10

How likely it is that these solutions will be implemented over the next 20 years?

  • Transforming waste into energy in order to heat greenhouses

    6.5/10

  • Transforming organic waste (food waste, green waste and agricultural waste) into fertiliser

    6.9/10

  • Recycling waste water for agricultural use

    6.6/10

  • Feeding livestock and farmed fish using insect larvae instead of cereal crops

    5.6/10

  • Reclaiming former industrial sites for agricultural use

    5.8/10

  • Dedicating more urban space to agriculture

    5.5/10

Energy

Key indicators

  • Energy resources

    • Oil 33%
    • Gas 34%
    • Electricity 14%
    • Coal 13%
    • Bioenergy 6%
    Share of each primary energy source compared to all energy resources mobilized by a country (including import and export). NB: the total amount may not be 100 due to rounding to the nearest percentage point
  • Energy consumption

    124 GJ

    per capita

    Total energy consumption per capita in gigajoule
  • Share of renewable energy

    7.2 %

    of gross final energy consumption

    Share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption
  • Access to electricity

    100 %

     of the population 

    Share of the population with access to electricity

Current situation assessment and degree of urgency

  • Current situation assessment

    7.4/10

  • Degree of urgency

    5.9/10

  • Access to energy

    Current situation assessment

    7.9

    Degree of urgency

    5.6

  • Safety and reliability of the energy distribution system (electricity, gas)

    Current situation assessment

    7.7

    Degree of urgency

    5.8

  • The development of renewable energy among the energy sources used to meet your country’s needs

    Current situation assessment

    6.5

    Degree of urgency

    6.3

Country's ability to address the energy challenge

  • Overall rating

    7/10

How likely it is that these solutions will be implemented over the next 20 years?

  • Expanding the production of renewable energy

    7/10

  • Making the extraction of energy from fossil fuels cleaner (oil, natural gas, coal)

    6.2/10

  • Reducing energy consumption in buildings and infrastructure while providing equivalent levels of service and convenience

    6.4/10

  • Installing energy production facilities in every home (such as solar panels, wind turbines etc.)

    6.2/10

  • Storing large quantities of electricity for use later on

    6.3/10

  • Producing energy locally in order to make every town or region energy-independent

    6/10

  • Producing fuel from waste materials

    6.7/10

Pollution

Key indicators

  • Chemical fertiliser

    243.3 kg

    per hectare of arable lands

    Consumption of fertilizing products in kilograms per hectare of arable land. (including Potash, phosphate and nitrogen-based products)
  • Recycling rate

    26.8 %

    of collected waste

    Share of collected waste that is recycled
  • Waste water purification

    99.5 %

    of the population connected

    Share of the population connected to waste water treament system
  • Exposure to particulate matter pollution

    89.84 %

     of the population 

    Share of the poulation exposed to a PM2.5 air pollution level above the WHO treshold
  • Carbon dioxide emissions

    6.5 t

    per capita

    Carbon dioxide emission per capita in tonnes

Current situation assessment and degree of urgency

  • Current situation assessment

    7.2/10

  • Degree of urgency

    5.7/10

  • Air quality

    Current situation assessment

    6.7

    Degree of urgency

    6.3

  • Water quality

    Current situation assessment

    7.8

    Degree of urgency

    5.4

  • Environmental soil quality

    Current situation assessment

    6.9

    Degree of urgency

    5.6

  • Waste management quality

    Current situation assessment

    7

    Degree of urgency

    5.8

  • Access to sanitation (removal and treatment of waste water before releasing it into the environment)

    Current situation assessment

    7.8

    Degree of urgency

    5.4

Country’s ability to overcome the pollution challenge

  • Overall rating

    7/10

How likely it is that these solutions will be implemented over the next 20 years?

  • Installing facilities for cleaning up air inside buildings

    6/10

  • Capturing atmospheric CO2 in order to store and/or reuse it

    5.7/10

  • Decontaminating soil and reclaiming former industrial sites

    6/10

  • Expanding waste water purification

    6.3/10

  • Expanding the recycling of all types of waste in order to recover materials of all kinds

    6.8/10

Which tools to address these challenges?

  1. 1

    Funding

    7.7/10

  2. 2

    Evolution of personal behaviours

    7.6/10

  3. 3

    Technological innovations

    7.6/10

  4. 4

    Regulations

    7.3/10

Question asked: "In your opinion, how important are each of the following tools for overcoming challenges relating to food supply, energy and the avoidance of pollution in your country?"

Sense of global interdependence

Whatever the country we live in, our fates are all linked by the choices we make today regarding energy, food and the fight against pollution.

7.8 / 10
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