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Total greenhouse gas emissions from transport

Business plan indicator on greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

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Disaggregated data, giving breakdown by modes of transport

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Total greenhouse emissions from transport

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Measurement template

Details

Geographical coverage: United Kingdom

Information broken down by: Domestic transport, international transport

Latest data

  • In 2013, total greenhouse gas emissions for transport (including international) were 157.7 million tonnes of CO2equivalent (MtCO2e), with domestic transport greenhouse gas emissions being 116.8 MtCO2e.

Million tonnes of CO2 equivalent/Percentage

  1990 2013 % change 1990 to 2013
Domestic transport 121.7 116.8 -4.1
International transport 24.4 41.0 67.7
Total transport 146.2 157.7 7.9

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Including international aviation and international shipping

157.7 MtCO2e in 2013 Total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport increased by 8% between 1990 (146.2 MtCO2e) and 2013 (157.7 MtCO2e)

Excluding international aviation and international shipping

116.8.0 MtCO2e in 2013

Total domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport fell by 4% between 1990 (121.7 MtCO2e) and 2013 (116.8 MtCO2e) and made up 21% of UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions from all sources.

Background information

The figures published for this indicator are the emissions from the basket of greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. In accordance with international reporting protocols each of the gases is weighted by its global warming potential relative to that of carbon dioxide and presented in terms of the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.

The data are compiled by DECC and its contractors on a calendar year basis due to the reporting timetable of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the EU. The methodology behind the compilation from all sources, also agreed with the UNFCCC, takes some time to work through and final results for the calendar year 2013 were published in February 2015. Results for 2014 will be published in early 2016.

  • publishing schedule: annually
  • last updated: compiled from figures published by Department of Energy and Climate Change on 3 February 2015
  • next update: compiled by figures published by the Department of Energy and Climate Change early 2016

Further information on transport environment and energy statistics are available from the DfT website at:

Further greenhouse gas emission statistics are available from:

  • DECC: greenhouse gas emissions statistics

Further information

Published 18 June 2012
Last updated 26 February 2015 + full page history
  1. Updated to the latest data.
  2. First published.