Environment and energy statistics

Carbon emissions overall in Oxford have reduced by 27% between 2005 and 2014. According to the latest carbon emissions data released by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), overall emissions in Oxford have fallen from all sources — commercial, domestic, and transport — since 2005.

Whereas domestic and industrial and commercial emissions in Oxford reduced faster than the England average, transportation emissions did not reduce as rapidly. The slower reduction in transportation emissions highlights the need for an improved low carbon transport system, as that is the sector that has seen the least improvement over the last ten years. 

Carbon reduction 2005 to 2014

Chart of the Month

Reducing Oxford's carbon footprint

Recycling rates across the city

Headington & North Oxford have highest average levels of domestic energy consumption

Where do our carbon emissions come from?

Why does Oxford have a Low Emission Zone?

Further links

Oxford Airwatch - live monitoring of air pollution in Oxford

Air Quality pages on Oxford City Council website