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The UK’s emissions in 2015 were 496 MtCO2e. This is 38% lower than 1990 and 4% below those in 2014. Carbon dioxide (CO2) accounted for 81% of total UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 (404MtCO2) (BEIS Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics).
Countries submit Biennial Update Reports to the UNFCCC on their emissions. According to their most recent reports, emissions were as follows:
Under the Climate Change Act, the UK has a legally binding 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 80% on 1990 levels. The Fifth Carbon Budget (covering 2028-32) was passed into law on 21 July 2016. This budget is set in line with the recommendation of our independent advisers, the Committee on Climate Change, at 1,725 MtCO2e, equivalent to a 57% reduction on 1990 levels.