CO2 Emissions

Glasgow CO2 emissions (2005-17)
CO2 emissions Glasgow 2005 2017
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CO2 emissions in Glasgow, measured as kilo tonnes of CO2 per year (ktCO2/year), reduced by 36% between 2005 and 2017.  (However it is worth looking at the notes below to see what is included and excluded from these emissions estimates.)

Glasgow CO2 emissions per person (2005-17)
CO2 emissions per capita Glasgow 2005 2017
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CO2 emissions per person in Glasgow, measured as tonnes of CO2 per person per year, reduced by 42% between 2005 and 2017.  Based on this measure, in 2017, there were 4.2 tonnes of CO2 produced per person in Glasgow. (However it is worth looking at the notes below to see what is included and excluded from these emissions estimates.)

Glasgow CO2 emissions by sector, 2005 - 2017
CO2 emissions  by Sector Glasgow 2005 2017
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In the period 2005-2017, CO2 emissions (measured as ktCO2/year) from all sectors reduced in Glasgow, with the largest reduction being in industrial and commercial consumption (47%), followed by the domestic sector (43%).  The lowest reduction was in the transport sector (5%).

As CO2 emissions have reduced, the contribution due to transport has risen because the fall in transport emissions has been relatively less than that in the other two sectors. In 2017, 36% of Glasgow's CO2 emissions came from the industrial and commercial sector, 30% were from the domestic sector and 34% were from the transport sector.  

Notes

CO2 emissions are measured as kilo tonnes of CO2 per year (ktCO2/year). 

The data presented come from the 
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial StrategyEmissions are allocated on an “end-user” basis where emissions are distributed according to the point of energy consumption (or point of emission if not energy related). Except for the energy industry, emissions from the production of goods are assigned to where the production takes place. Therefore, emissions from the production of goods which are exported will be included, and emissions from the production of goods which are imported are excluded.  

A consequence of this approach to calculating emissions - which is done to provide comparable statistics across local authorities - is that the figures for Glasgow do not take account of the carbon footprint of goods imported to and then bought or consumed in the city. The figures also do not take account of personal air travel. 

Useful links:

Glasgow's Energy and Carbon Masterplan  

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