Research and analysis

Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions projections report: June 2010

Latest projections of non-CO2 greenhouse gases.


Non-CO2 projections report June 2010

Non-CO2 summary tables June 2010


Emissions projections are used as a way of monitoring progress towards the UK’s emission reduction targets. The government has set targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions out to 2050. Therefore a regularly updated set of projections is required as UK policy and understanding of likely future emissions evolves.

The projections which accompany this report are for the non-CO2 component of the Kyoto Protocol’s grouping of greenhouse gases (GHG) and are collectively referred to as the non-CO2 GHGs. These are:

  • methane (CH4)
  • nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  • perfluorocarbons (PFCs)
  • sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

Projected emissions of CO2 are reported in DECC’s Updated Emissions Projections and are not included within the coverage of this report or associated projections.

Published 18 June 2010