CO2 Emissions Per Capita fell 3.29% to 6,246 kg in United Kingdom in 2017

CO2 Emissions Per Capita (kg)
Energy & Utility | United Kingdom | December 26, 2018
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CO2 emissions per capita reached 6,246 kg in 2017 in United Kingdom, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 3.29 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, CO2 emissions per capita in United Kingdom reached an all time high of 12,855 kg in 1970 and an all time low of 6,246 kg in 2017. When compared to United Kingdom's main peers, CO2 emissions per capita in Belgium amounted to 10,980 kg, 4,938 kg in France, 9,389 kg in Germany and 8,294 kg in Ireland in 2017.

United Kingdom has been ranked 43rd within the group of 81 countries we follow in terms of CO2 emissions per capita, 9 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.

CO2 Emissions Per Capita Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria kg 7,738 7,414 7,424 6,938 7,204
Belgium kg 11,199 10,764 10,801 10,097 10,695
Canada kg 15,445 14,779 15,100 15,236 14,895
France kg 5,288 5,293 5,273 4,732 4,795
Germany kg 9,189 9,328 9,647 9,117 9,195
Iceland kg 7,806 7,712 8,120 8,143 8,738
Ireland kg 8,470 8,404 8,057 7,912 8,207
Italy kg 6,593 6,414 5,773 5,360 5,589
Luxembourg kg 22,460 21,564 20,279 19,228 18,380
Netherlands kg 13,486 12,971 12,630 11,952 12,407
Poland kg 8,460 8,069 8,153 7,724 7,738
Spain kg 6,635 6,572 5,893 5,836 6,175
United Kingdom kg 7,925 8,156 7,910 7,220 6,878