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UK to Detail Greenhouse-Gas Pollution Quarterly in First for G-7

  • Figures will show economy’s impact on the environment
  • UK is aiming for net-zero fossil fuel emissions by 2050

Britain will become the first major economy to report greenhouse-gas pollution on a quarterly basis, an effort to give policy makers a better picture of how the state of the economy is impacting the environment. 

National Statistician Ian Diamond confirmed the decision in a letter to the head of Parliament’s Environmental Accounts Committee published Tuesday. A pilot ONS publication ran on May 12, and the EAC said it was now a “commitment.”