UK’s Carbon Footprint

  • Latest data on the UK’s carbon dioxide (CO2) footprint shows a continuation of the decrease in carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Between 2008 and 2009, the UK’s carbon dioxide footprint fell by 9 per cent. This follows a steady rise of 35 per cent between 1995 and 2005, leaving the footprint in 2009 some 20 per cent higher than it was in 1990
  • Over the whole period, carbon dioxide emissions relating to imports doubled and emissions relating to the consumption of goods and services produced in the UK decreased by 10 per cent
  • The findings also indicate that the UK’s total carbon footprint, including other greenhouse gases (GHG), increased by 12 per cent between 1990 and 2009

UK’s Carbon Footprint – Carbon dioxide emissions relating to UK consumption

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