Research and analysis

Non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions projections report: spring 2012

Latest projections of non-CO2 greenhouse gases out to 2030.


Non-CO2 GHG emissions projections report: spring 2012

Non-CO2 GHG emissions projections summary tables: spring 2012


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 15 May 2012