Net CO2 emissions from transport in the United Kingdom (UK) 1990-2018

Since 2000, the United Kingdom has been reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to tackle environmental impact issues, with the highest emission being carbon dioxide. After reaching its first target, the nations new one is to achieve a net zero target by 2050.
Transport is the second sector with highest share of carbon dioxide emissions in the territory, the first being energy supply. In the period of consideration, the UK total carbon dioxide emissions declined in roughly 39 percent, while transport carbon dioxide emissions remained relatively stable, with a decrease of two percent in 2018 compared to 1990.

Net transport carbon dioxide emissions compared with total carbon dioxide emissions in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2018

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Release date

February 2020


United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

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