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CO2 emissions United Kingdom 2020

CO2 emissions fall in United Kingdom

In 2020, CO2 emissions in United Kingdom have fallen 45.69 megatons, 12.71% compared to 2019.

CO2 emissions in 2020 were 313.729 megatons, making United Kingdom is among the countries that pollute the most in the ranking of countries for CO2 emissions, made up of 184 countries, in which the countries are ranked from least to most pollutant.

In addition to its total emissions of CO2 into the atmospher, which logically depend, among other variables, on the country's population, it is convenient to analyze the behavior of its emissions per inhabitant. In the table we see that per capita CO2 emissions in United Kingdom, have decreased in 2020, in which they have been 4.66 tons per inhabitant.

Regarding evolution f CO2 emissions per 1000 dollars of GDP, which measures, for the same country, the "environmental efficiency" with which it is produced over time. In the last period, United Kingdom, has emitted 0.11 kilos for every $ 1,000 of GDP, a lower figure than in 2019.

In the table we can see the evolution of CO2 emissions, which have decreased since 2010, as have per capita emissions and as well as CO2 emissions per $ 1,000 of GDP.

Total carbon dioxide emissions have also decreased compared to 2015, although per capita emissions have increased in this period.

Click on the following link to see the ranking of CO2 emissions by countries and in the Economy of United Kingdom to see all the information we publish about United Kingdom.


United Kingdom - CO2 emission
DateCO2 Total MtCO2 Kg/1000 $CO2 Tons per capita
2020313.7290.114.66
2019359.4190.125.37
2018376.2000.125.65
2017384.0370.135.80
2016397.6370.136.04
2015419.4860.146.41
2014434.2350.156.68
2013472.2040.177.31
2012485.5810.187.56
2011462.8740.177.25
2010502.0200.197.93
2009486.3740.197.75
2008536.5510.208.64
2007552.3450.208.99
2006562.7520.219.26
2005562.0960.229.32
2004564.2900.239.42
2003564.2880.239.47
2002549.8150.239.26
2001565.4490.249.56
2000552.0020.249.36
1999546.0720.259.30
1998550.1680.269.40
1997547.9540.279.39
1996571.9130.309.83
1995553.9350.299.55
1994561.8480.309.72
1993566.4360.329.83
1992582.4450.3410.13
1991596.0850.3510.40
1990587.9380.3410.28
1989586.94110.29
1988601.39310.58
1987600.51910.59
1986594.68110.51
1985581.52110.30
1984554.8979.84
1983572.19510.16
1982580.75410.32
1981594.67610.57
1980614.47310.92
1979675.22412.00
1978639.56011.37
1977640.17511.38
1976629.76511.20
1975624.31411.11
1974644.48411.48
1973687.93812.27
1972655.70411.72
1971668.97611.99
1970676.39612.16
United Kingdom - CO2 emission