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Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2009

DescriptionThis publication provides estimates of Scottish greenhouse gas emissions data for 2009. Except where stated, the emissions figures shown in this release include an estimate of emissions from international aviation and shipping. The release also provides information on the performance against emission targets taking account of trading in carbon units.
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2011
Website Publication DateSeptember 06, 2011


An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland

ISBN 978 1 78045 378 1 (Web publication only)
DPPAS 11984


April 2012

Scottish greenhouse gas emissions and removals from the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector for 1990-2010 were published on the 13th April on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website. Net greenhouse gas emissions from all sources will be revised when the full inventory is published in July 2012.


This document is also available in pdf format (782KB)
Tables also available in Excel format (221KB)


Introduction and Key Points

Total Emissions
Coverage of emissions reporting
Revisions to the Inventory
Sources of emissions
Emissions by gas

Scottish emissions reduction targets
Emissions Trading
Scottish performance against emissions reduction targets

End User emissions

Further Information

ANNEX A:Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by source
ANNEX B:Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by gas
ANNEX C:Scottish greenhouse gas emissions adjusted to take account of trading in the EU trading system
ANNEX D:Mapping between Scottish Government categories, National Communication categories, International Panel for Climate Chnage, and source


An Official Statistics Publication For Scotland

Table 1: Emissions of greenhouse gases
Table 2: Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by source: 2009 share, 2009 comparisons with 1990 and 2008
Table 3 Scottish greenhouse gas emissions by gas: 2009 comparison with 1990 and 2008
Table 4: Performance against emissions reduction targets

Figure 1: Total greenhouse gas emissions, 1990, 1995, 1998 - 2008
Figure 2a: Greenhouse gas emissions by source: 1990, 1995, 1998 - 2008
Figure 2b: Greenhouse gas emissions by source 1990, 1995, 1998 - 2009
Figure 3: Greenhouse emissions by gas, 1990, 1995, 1998-2008
Figure 4: Greenhouse gas emissions adjusted to take account of trading in the EUETS: 1990 Base Year, 1995, 1998 - 2008
Figure 5: Greenhouse gas emissions adjusted to take account of trading in the EUETS - progression towards 2050 target