What are Carbon Intensity Indicators?
Rather than measuring absolute carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions levels, emissions intensity is concerned with capturing the amount of CO2 equivalent generated per unit of output or per capita, e.g., power sector emissions per unit of electricity generated or total NI emissions per head of population.
The value of taking such an approach is that, whilst overall emissions might be seen to be increasing for a particular sector in line with an expanding economy, the carbon intensity might actually be decreasing which could still be viewed as a positive outcome. The carbon intensity indicators are therefore another way of measuring the progress being made in NI towards reducing GHG emissions in terms of intensity as opposed to absolute emissions.
- Northern Ireland carbon intensity indicators 2017
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Northern Ireland Dairy Farms
- Northern Ireland carbon intensity indicators 2016
To be confirmed
- Cross-Departmental Working Group on Climate Change
- Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory
- Northern Ireland greenhouse gas projections
- Climate change indicators 2010
- Public perceptions on climate change in Northern Ireland 2012 (and 2009)
Responsible statistician: Pamela McCorry
Tel: +44 (0)28 9054 0916