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This section provides Environment statistics for Scotland together with commentary, metadata and links to sources of additional information. The Scottish Government collects few statistics on the environment, but does collate and publish statistics from various other sources. Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2013 – includes a set of Excel tables with data and charts for all years.
Scottish Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2012 – provides the first release of Scottish greenhouse gas emissions statistics for 2012.
Scotland's Carbon Footprint 1998-2010 - Scottish greenhouse gas emissions on a consumption basis
Scottish Environment Statistics Online – online database – includes updates not included in the annual publications.
Scottish Environment News - provides updates to the work of the environment statistics branch and links to wider data releases and publications.
In 2012, Scottish emissions of the basket of six greenhouse gases are estimated to be 52.9 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This is 0.8 per cent higher than the 2011 figure of 52.5 MtCO2e, a 0.4 MtCO2e increase. Between 1990 and 2012, there was a 29.9 per cent reduction in estimated emissions. The main contributors to this reduction have been a fall in energy supply emissions (such as in the production of electricity) and emissions from business and industrial processes.
Download PDF version of all Environment Trends
Download Excel version of all Environment Trends Charts and Data
View more information in the About Statistics section
Publications – a list of all our environment statistics publications.
Datasets - details of how to access environment datasets.
Consultation - ScotStat – consultation on environment statistics.
Related Areas and Links – associated areas on the Scottish Government website, and other key links for further information.
Contacts – our contact details.
Revisions – our revisions policy.
Uses Of Statistics - results of a user survey as to how our publications are used.
Data Sources and Suitability - information on data sources withing Scottish Government and externally.
Data Being Developed - experimental statistics on Scottish consumption-based emissions.
Environment News - information on the latest environment statistics.
Page updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014