Welcome to The Green Ration Book

The average UK citizen creates 11 tonnes of Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO2e)
a year. CO2e includes the effects of other greenhouse gasses as well as
the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.

New UK targets aim to cut this by 80%.

Reducing these 11 tonnes by 80% gives a ration of 2.2 tonnes per year.
This makes a daily ration 1.5kg CO2.

Dividing the ration equally between categories “consumables”, “building”, “transport” and “government”, allows 1.5kg per day.

The estimates below are for CO2e and amount of a 1.5kg daily ration.
This is expressed as a time (e.g. a quarter of a daily ration is given as 6 hours).

A return flight to Vancouver from Leeds

CO2e: 3,052.0kg (2034 days)

Return distance 14,535km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Vancouver and back)

A return flight to Las Vegas from Leeds

CO2e: 3,404.0 kg (2269 days)

Return distance 16,211km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Las Vegas and back)

A return flight to Karachi from Leeds

CO2e: 2,680.0 kg (1786 days)

Return distance 12,760km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Karachi and back)

A return flight to Cape Town from Leeds

CO2e: 4,155.0 kg (2770 days)

Return distance 19,784km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Cape Town and back)

A return flight to Rio from Leeds

CO2e: 3,926.0 kg (2617 days)

Return distance 18700km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Rio and back)

A return flight to Moscow from Leeds

CO2e: 1,278.0 kg (852 days)

Return distance 4,917km at 260 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Moscow and back)

A return flight to Malaga from Leeds

CO2e: 994.0 kg (662 days)

Return distance 3,822km at 260 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Malaga and back)

A return flight to Brussels from Leeds

CO2e: 333.0 kg (222 days)

Return distance 1057 km at 316gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Brussels and back)

A return flight to Beijing from Leeds

CO2e: 3,350 kg (2233 days)

Return distance 15940km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Beijing and back)

A return flight to Nairobi from Leeds

CO2e: 2,958.0 kg (1972 days)

Return distance 14084km at 210 gm CO2 per km
(Leeds/Bradford to Nairobi and back)