This is the fifth report on the Scottish greenhouse gas emissions annual target required under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.
It shows that both the annual and domestic effort targets for 2014 were met.
Achievement of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions annual targets is measured against the level of the net Scottish emissions account (NSEA). The NSEA accounts for the greenhouse gas emissions from sources in Scotland, Scotland's share of any relevant emissions sequestration (e.g. "carbon sinks" such as woodland) and the effect of the sale and purchase of relevant carbon units (tradable emissions allowances).
In 2014, the amount of the NSEA was 41,885,736tCO2e. This means that the fixed annual target for 2014 to reduce emissions to 46,958,000tCO2e was met by 5,072,264tCO2e.