Statistics

UK's carbon footprint

Annual carbon dioxide emissions relating to UK consumption.

Documents

UK's Carbon Footprint 1997-2011

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Data download consumption emissions 1997-2011

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This publication investigates the impact that UK consumption has on carbon dioxide emissions. The worldwide production of goods consumed in the UK is taken into account, as well as goods produced in the UK and emissions directly generated by UK households. The structure of the UK economy has been shifting towards the services sector. The consequence of this is that more of the goods UK households consume are now produced abroad.

We are all consumers – of food and drink, personal travel, household products and travel tourism. As such, we are accountable to some degree for the pressures which our consumption puts on the environment.

The next scheduled release is for December 2014 to include 2012 data.

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