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Armed Forces: Carbon Emissions

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 76643, tabled on 17 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK emissions emitted by armed forces operations.

Answered on

22 November 2021

In 2019, net territorial emissions in the UK of the basket of seven greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol were estimated to be 454.8 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent. The proportion of UK emissions emitted by and in support of the Armed Forces as currently reported is 0.6%