Northern Ireland greenhouse gas projection statistics based on 2018 greenhouse gas inventory statistics have been published by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

This statistical report is updated annually and details the Northern Ireland greenhouse gas (GHG) projections. It projects emissions of GHGs in NI from 2019 to 2030 and considers the reduction in emissions from 1990 to 2030. The greenhouse gas inventory as well as projections data for energy, agriculture, population and land use change are used to estimate emissions from 2019 to 2030. 

The key points are:

  • The latest Northern Ireland Greenhouse Gas Inventory estimated 2018 emissions to be 19 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e). This was a 20% decrease on the 24 MtCO2e emitted in 1990. 
  • Projections are produced annually and provide an estimate of emissions of greenhouse gases in Northern Ireland from 2019 to 2030. The latest projection is that greenhouse gas emissions in Northern Ireland will reduce by 39% between 1990 and 2030 to 15 MtCO2e.

Further Information

The statistical report containing more detail can be accessed via the DAERA website:


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