United Kingdom

Climate targets: Economy-wide

    • The UK is committing to reduce economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 1990
    • Cut emissions by 78%
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2035 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Carbon budget for the 2028-2032 budgetary period is 1,725,000,000 tonnes of CO2eq. by 2028-2032
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2032 | Base year: N/A
      Source:

      Legislative | 2016

    • Carbon budget for the 2028-2032 budgetary period is 1,725,000,000 tonnes of CO2eq. by 2028-2032
      Economy-wide | Fixed level target | Target year: 2032 | Base year: N/A
      Source:

      Legislative | 2016

    • Emissions are at least 80% lower than the baseline by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • 80% cut in GHG emissions by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Emissions are at least 80% lower than the baseline by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Net UK carbon account for the year 2050 at least 100% lower than the 1990 baseline. This replaces the historic target of 80% cut in GHG emissions by 2050 compared with a 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2050 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Annual emissions in 2017-2020 to be at least 34% lower than the 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    • Annual emissions in 2017-2020 to be at least 34% lower than the 1990 baseline
      Economy-wide | Base year target | Target year: 2020 | Base year: 1990
      Source:

      Legislative | 2008

    •  up to 190,000 jobs by 2025, and up to 440,000 jobs by 2030, and leverage up to £90 billion of private investment by 2030. 
      Economy-wide | Trajectory target | Target year: 2030 | Base year: 2021
      Source:

      Executive | 2021

For further analysis of the NDC, see United Kingdom country profile on
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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