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UK emissions ‘lowest since 1879’ but transport carbon impacts remain high

Deniz Huseyin
21 March 2024
Transport remained the UK`s highest emitting sector in 2023
Transport remained the UK`s highest emitting sector in 2023

 

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 5.7% in 2023 to their lowest level since 1879, according to new Carbon Brief analysis. While the UK’s emissions are 53% below 1990 levels, transport emissions have only fallen by 10% during the same period, and now make up nearly a third of the UK’s overall total, the report says.

Transport was the single-largest sector in terms of emissions, followed by buildings industry, agriculture and electricity generation, says Carbon Brief, a...

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