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Environment - Publications

Details of Scottish Government publications for the Environment theme.

Key Scottish Environment Statistics
An annual national statistics publication presenting charts, summary tables and text for around 40 data series. This is available to download as a PDF.  Tables with charts are provided in Microsoft Excel.  If you are using the PDF version, it is suggested that you view using the full screen option.

Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2015
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2014
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2013
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2012
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2011
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2010
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2009
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2008
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2007
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2006
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2005
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2004
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2003
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2002
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2001

 

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An annual official statistics publication providing the first release of Scottish greenhouse gas emissions statistics. The emissions figures shown in this release include emissions from international aviation and shipping and provide a separate estimate of Scottish emissions adjusted for trading in the EU Emissions Trading System. The tables from this publication are also provided in Microsoft Excel.

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2014

Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2013
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2012
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2011
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2010
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2009
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2008
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2007

 

There is a section within the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2014 publication which contains a summary of the cumulative effect of revisions to the greenhouse gas inventory from the 1990-2008 to the latest (1990-2014) inventory.  This builds on the papers: Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2013 - Key Revisions Since 2008 which was published in October 2015 and Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2012 - Key Revisions Since 2008 which was published in October 2014.  These papers are intended to assist users’ understanding of the rationale for these successive revisions.

 

A methodological paper titled Determining a Scottish EU ETS cap for 2014 has been produced.  This documents the calculations which determine the ‘specified amounts’ for emissions from (i) fixed installations located in Scotland and covered by the EU emissions trading system (EU-ETS) and (ii) aviation covered by the EU-ETS.  

This paper follows on from a paper titled Determining a Scottish EU ETS cap for 2013, which was released in June 2015.  It documents the calculation of the specified amount for Scottish EU-ETS emissions for 2013.   The calculations used in both papers are identical.

 

The Scottish Government has commissioned a project to understand the uncertainties associated with the estimates of Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2013.  A link to this project and to the full report can be found in the Scotland Greenhouse Gas Inventory Uncertainties Project webpage.

 

 

Scotland's Carbon Footprint

An official statistics publication providing estimates of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis; that is emissions that are associated with the spending of Scottish residents on goods and services, wherever in the world these emissions arise together with emissions directly generated by Scottish households.

Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998 - 2012

Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998 - 2010

News Releases

A news release summarising the Scottish results from a report on emissions of carbon monoxide, ammonia, nitrogen oxides, sub-10 micron particulate matter (PM10), sulphur dioxide, lead and non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs). The full report is published on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website.

Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2013
Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2012
Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2011
Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2010
Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2008
Scottish Emissions of Air Pollutants 2007

 

A news release summarising the Scottish results from a report on LULUCF emissions. The full report is published on the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website.

Emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern, Ireland: 1990 – 2012
Emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern, Ireland: 1990 – 2011
Emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern, Ireland: 1990 – 2010
Emissions and removals of greenhouse gases from Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern, Ireland: 1990 - 2009

 

Datasets

Scottish Environment Statistics Online

A database that accompanies Key Scottish Environment Statistics which contains metadata and further commentary on the statistics together with additional datasets covering the environment of Scotland, focusing wherever possible on changes over time. Both general links to other sources of data on the internet and specific links for individual statistics are provided.

 

Forthcoming publications
Information on future statistics publications for the coming year across all Statistics themes.