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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Greenhouse gas emissions

​​​​​​​​​​​International agreements to cut emissions

Jersey is a signatory, through the UK, to the Paris Agreement and the International Convention on Climate Change. Jersey agreed to an ambitious emissions reduction trajectory. This means reducing emissions by 68% by 2030, 78% by 2035 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050. This is measured against a 1990 baseline. 

Jersey's greenhouse gas emissions statistics

We have historical greenhouse gas emissions dating back to 1990. This includes where emissions come from, for example domestic, road and energy industry.

This dataset is publicly available via open data.

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Source: Government of Jersey, download the data

In 2022, Jersey emitted 350,532 tCO2eq. This is roughly 3.4 tCO2eq per person. Between 1990 and 2022, emissions in Jersey have decreased by 4​7%. This reduction is largely due to a decrease in emissions from energy supply.

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Source: Government of Jersey, download the data

Transport sector emissions accounts for 45% of total emissions in the 2022 inventory. Between 1990 and 2022, emissions in the transport sector have decreased by 21%. Passenger cars were the biggest source of c​arbon dioxide emissions within the transport sector.

​Government funding for electric vehicles is available through the elec​​​tric vehicle pu​r​chase incentive​.

Emissions from the agriculture sector have reduced by 35% from 1990 to 2022. The largest agriculture emissions source in 2022 was from raising animals for meat and milk. 65% of methane emissions in Jersey in 2022 came from the agricultural sector.

Emissions from the residential sector accounted for 22% of total emissions in the 2022 inventory and have decreased by 51​% since 1990. The majority of emissions are from the burning of fuels in homes, mainly for heating and c​ooking.  Switching from fossil fuel powered heating systems to low carbon alternatives has a significant impact on emissions. Government funding is available for this through the low carbon heating incentive.​

The most recent emissions data is from 2022. Due to the complexity of this data and the need for rigorous analysis, it is typical across jurisdictions for emissions data to be two years behind.

Guide to the Jersey Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 to 2022

The most recent emissions factors are available, including: 

  • emissions factors for all fuels relevant to Jersey 
  • unit conversion factors
Jersey Greenhouse gas emission factors

Lowering greenhouse gas emissions

Jersey has made a commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Actions to help us to do this are outlined in the Carbon Neutral Roadmap

Although not part of our international reporting, we also consider Jersey's indirect greenhouse gas emissions.

Past emissions data

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