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UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions national statistics

Final and provisional estimates of UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions from 1990.

This page contains the latest estimates of UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions (emissions that occur within the UK’s borders).

Final estimates of UK greenhouse gas emissions are published annually, covering emissions data from two years prior. The final estimates are presented by source in February each year, then updated in March to include uncertainties and estimates by end-user, and again in June to include estimates by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). These statistics are used to monitor progress against the UK’s emissions reductions targets.

Provisional greenhouse gas emission estimates are also published annually in March, covering emissions data from one year prior. The provisional estimates are presented by source, and are based on provisional inland energy consumption statistics, which are published in BEIS’s quarterly Energy Trends publication.

The provisional greenhouse gas emissions estimates do not provide as detailed information about the sources of emissions in the UK as the final estimates. However, the provisional statistics publication provides quarterly emissions estimates, as well as estimates on a temperature adjusted basis, which are not included in the final statistics publication.

Projections of UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions are available from the energy and emissions projections pages.

You can access past editions of both the final and provisional statistics below or via The National Archives.

The UK greenhouse gas emissions statistics page brings together all available statistics publications on UK greenhouse gas emissions.

Please check our supplementary technical reports for more information about these statistics and answers to frequently asked questions about them. Alternatively, email greenhousegas.statistics@beis.gov.uk if you have any questions or comments about the information on this page.

UK territorial greenhouse gas emissions national statistics

Published 11 February 2015
Last updated 31 March 2022 + show all updates
  1. Added Provisional UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics 2021.

  2. Final UK greenhouse gas emissions national statistics: 1990 to 2020 added.

  3. First published.