Low Carbon Economic Indicators for Scotland.
The tables below show give an indication of the impact that moving to a low carbon economy is having on GVA, carbon productivity and energy productivity in Scotland.
Low Carbon Economy - GVA & Emissions
Emissions have fallen by around 20% from 1990 to 2008. GVA increased by around 45% over the same period.
Low Carbon Economy - Carbon Productivity
Carbon productivity has risen by almost 90% between 1990 and 2008. Successful delivery of the reduced emissions target would see it improve by a further 50%-75% depending on the growth rate of the economy.
Low Carbon Economy - Energy Productivity
Energy productivity in Scotland had been rising prior to the recent recession and would be expected to continue to rise as the economy recovers.