Annual greenhouse gas emissions 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. After reaching its first target, the nations new target is to achieve a net zero target by 2050.

In the period of consideration, greenhouse gas emissions presented a trend of continuous decline. Figures dropped nearly 43 percent in 2018 compared to 1990. Carbon dioxide is the gas with highest emission, accounting with 365.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2018, 81 percent from the total GHG emissions of 451.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Annual greenhouse gas emissions in the United Kingdom (UK) between 1990 and 2018

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Release date

February 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1990 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Excludes net emissions and removals from land use land change forestry.

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