Total GHG emissions were 496.1 Mt CO2 equivalent in 2016
The greenhouse gas inventory results revealed that the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as CO2
equivalent for the year 2016 were 496.1 million tonnes (Mt). The energy sector accounted for the largest share of GHG emissions at 72.8%. The energy sector was followed by the industrial processes and product use with 12.6%, the agricultural activities with 11.4% and the waste with 3.3%.
GHG emissions per capita increased
Total greenhouse gas emissions as CO2
equivalent increased by 135.4% in 2016 compared to the emissions in 1990. CO2
equivalent emissions per capita were 6.3 tonnes in 2016, while it was 3.8 tonnes for the year 1990.
Biggest share in total CO2 emissions was observed in energy sector
The biggest share with 86.1% of total CO2
emissions was due to energy sector when 33.5% of total CO2
emissions was due to electricity and heat production which is a sub-category of energy sector. The remaining 13.6% of these emissions originated from industrial processes and product use and 0.3% of them come from the agricultural activities and waste sector in 2016.
55.5% of CH4 emissions were originated from agricultural activities
The highest portion of CH4
emissions was originated from agricultural activities with 55.5% while 25.8% was from waste, 18.6% was from energy and 0.03% was from industrial processes and product use.(1)
Agricultural activities had the biggest share in total N2O emissions
77.6% of N2
O emissions originated from agricultural activities, while 12.1%, 6.5% and 3.8% of the N2
O emissions originated from energy, waste, and industrial processes and product use, respectively.
The next release on this subject will be on April, 2019
The Greenhouse gas emission inventory includes direct GHGs as carbondioxide (CO2
), methane (CH4
), nitrousoxide (N2
O), F-gases, and indirect GHGs as nitrogenoxides (NOx
), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), carbonmonoxide (CO) and sulphurdioxide (SO2
) emissions originated from energy, industrial processes and product use, agricultural activities and waste.
(1) Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.