Northern Ireland greenhouse gas inventory

This statistical bulletin is updated annually and outlines key Northern Ireland figures from the Greenhouse Gas Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The estimates are produced by Ricardo Energy & Environment and Aether on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Northern Ireland Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

What is the Northern Ireland Greenhouse Gas Inventory?

The Northern Ireland Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory contains data detailing greenhouse gas emissions in Northern Ireland from 1990 to the latest reporting year. It is a subset of the UK GHG Inventory, which is produced to fulfil both European Union Monitoring Mechanism (EUMM) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting requirements the UK has under the Kyoto Protocol. It is compiled in line with international guidance from the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Note: Each year the greenhouse gas inventory is extended and updated. The whole historical data series is revised to incorporate methodological improvements and new data. This takes into account revisions to the datasets which have been used in its compilation. Therefore, once the latest year’s Inventory is published, the previous version becomes redundant and cannot be used for comparison purposes. However, the latest Inventory contains a single consistent data series going back to 1990 which can be used to examine trends.

Next update

This statistical bulletin will be updated annually.

The 1990-2019 statistical bulletin will be published in June 2021.

The scheduled dates for all upcoming publications are available from the GOV.UK statistics release calendar.

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Responsible statistician: Hugh McNickle
Tel: +44 (0)28 90 378346

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