UK greenhouse gas emissions statistics

This series brings together all documents relating to historical UK greenhouse gas emissions.

This page lists the various publications available on UK greenhouse gas emissions including official statistics publications.

The UK produces an annual greenhouse gas inventory, a consistent time series of UK greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 onwards. Official statistics on UK greenhouse gas emissions are also produced annually and provide an accessible source of data for users who are not inventory experts.

Final emissions statistics produced each February provide users with the latest emissions and allow the UK to monitor its progress towards international and domestic targets. Provisional and quarterly statistics provide users with an early indication of trends in emissions nearly a year ahead of the final statistics publication. Local authority statistics allow local authorities to monitor their progress against any local level targets.

Projections of emissions are available from BEIS energy and emissions projections.

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UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions national statistics

UK greenhouse gas emissions quarterly official statistics

UK local authority and regional carbon dioxide emissions national statistics

Devolved administration greenhouse gas inventories

UK annual national inventory report


Factsheets for each National Communication sector and greenhouse gas (GHG), reported on within the most recent UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory, are available on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website.

The factsheets provide a snapshot of historic emissions and their sources, data sets and methods used for estimating emissions, uncertainties and improvements associated with them. More detailed information is available in the latest National Inventory Report in the Reports section of the NAEI website.


Other technical reports

Supplementary technical reports relating to greenhouse gas emissions including the following:

  • List of greenhouse gases with corresponding GWP
  • Record of UK base year emissions
  • Background quality report
  • Provisional greenhouse gas emissions statistics: methodology summary
Published 11 February 2015
Last updated 28 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Annual statement of emissions for 2016 published.

  2. Link to National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory factsheets added

  3. Annual statement of emissions for 2015.

  4. Latest annual emissions staement published.

  5. First published.