Scottish Greenhouse Gas Statistics 2020

Official statistics showing emissions of greenhouse gases in Scotland over the period 1990 to 2020.

Annex B: Scottish greenhouse gas emissions using categories presented in Scotland's climate change plan.

The Scottish Government's Climate Change Plan was published in February 2018 presenting a strategy to reduce emissions over the period to 2032. The modelling activity supporting this plan used a modified version of the sectoral categories used in the Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions publication. The following table presents the latest Scottish emissions data using these alternative categories.

Annex B: Table 1. Scottish GHG emissions using Climate Change Plan emissions categories, All values shown in MtCO 2e.
CCP category Baseline period 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Agriculture 8.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.4
Electricity Generation 14.8 2.5 1.1 2.1 2.0 1.7
Industry 20.2 11.3 11.6 11.4 10.5 10.0
LULUCF 6.1 -0.0 0.0 0.6 1.1 0.5
Residential 8.0 6.2 6.0 6.2 5.9 6.0
Services 3.1 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.7
Transport 14.9 14.1 14.5 14.2 14.0 10.3
Waste Management 5.8 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.4
Grand Total 81.6 46.2 45.3 46.5 45.4 40.0

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