Trends in UK greenhouse gas emissions.Jump to full report >>
UK emissions of greenhouse gases stood at 496 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2015. There was a particularly large fall in emissions in 2009, at the time of recession. There were similarly large falls in 2011 and 2014.
UK CO2 emissions fell by 41% between 1970 and 2015.
Much of the decline in carbon emissions has come from a fall in emissions from industry and power generation, while those caused by domestic users have also declined to a lesser degree.
Emissions of CO2e by end user in 2015 show that transport was responsible for 33% of UK emissions, followed by transport for 31% and residential sources for 26%.