Scotland's carbon footprint: 1998 - 2017

Estimates of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis.

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Contribution of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to Scotland's carbon footprint

CO2 is the main greenhouse gas in Scotland's carbon footprint. It accounted for 77.3 per cent of Scotland's total carbon footprint in 2017, up from 71.1 per cent in 1998. Between 2016 and 2017, Scotland's carbon dioxide footprint from all sources decreased by 3.1 per cent.

Chart 7. Scottish Carbon Footprint. Comparison of Carbon and CO2 footprint. Values in MtCO2e
A line chart showing the comparison of Scotland’s carbon and CO2 footprint from 1998 to 2017.



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