Figure 2: 28 million tonnes of carbon gases were removed by UK vegetation in 2017
Carbon dioxide emissions and carbon gases removed by vegetation, 2017
Source: Ricardo Energy and Environment, UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Office for National Statistics
Estimates of carbon gases removed by vegetation primarily comprise the removal of carbon dioxide.
Estimates of carbon gases removed by vegetation relate to their removal from the atmosphere by UK terrestrial-based ecosystems only.
Estimates of carbon gases removed by vegetation are calculated on a gross basis and include carbon gases removed by the land use, land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF). Estimates do not account for potential carbon gas emissions from the LULUCF. The LULUCF sector includes forests, grasslands, croplands and wetlands.
Estimates of carbon dioxide emissions include any emissions related to UK residents and UK-registered businesses, regardless of whether they are based in the UK or overseas. Emissions related to foreign visitors or foreign businesses in the UK are excluded.