Why do we estimate?

The estimates calculated by the national atmospheric emission inventory help to provide a picture of the important sources and trends in emissions and removals and to focus action to improve our local national and global environment.

This data is used for a number of purposes including the provision of information to track the UK's progress towards international commitments on greenhouse gases (climate change) and harmful air pollutants (air pollution). 

As part of its international commitments the UK reports:

The neighbouring tabs in this section provide some background on each of the UK's reporting commitments with links to the data submitted under each.

Get data

Detailed data used for the UK GHG estimates can be downloaded from the data page GHG data (XLSX).

Detailed data used for the UK NECD estimates can also be downloaded from the data page Air Quality data (XLSX).

Page last modified: 08 June 2021