The Norwegian Nature Index
The Nature Index is designed to show trends in biodiversity in major ecosystems, based on a large number of indicators representing different aspects of biodiversity. The overall objective is to measure whether Norway is succeeding in halting the loss of biodiversity, as we have pledged under several international agreements.
The Nature Index is included in the Norwegian official set of indicators for sustainable development, presented annually in the reporting on sustainable development indicators. It will be considered, in cooperation with Statistics Norway, how results from the Nature Index can be applied for inclusion in Experimental Ecosystem Accounting and other approaches to supplement the national accounts with regard to biodiversity and ecosystems. The results show the state of and trends in biodiversity for the following major ecosystems: forest, mires and wetlands, open lowland, fresh water, coastal waters, and the open sea.