Greenhouse gas emissions
|Updated: 15.4.2013 - Next update: 12.12.2013|
Greenhouse gas emissions in 2011
In 2011, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 67.0 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.). They declined by a total of 7.5 million carbon dioxide tonnes from the year before, falling below the commitment level of the Kyoto Protocol by around six per cent. The data are based on the report delivered by Statistics Finland to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on 15 April 2013 concerning emissions in 2011. Compared to the preliminary data released in December 2012, the emissions were 0.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide higher, which was mainly caused by revised figures of peat use in the energy sector.
The emissions decreased in all sectors compared to the previous year; the largest drop was seen in the energy sector 12 per cent (nearly 7.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide). Fossil fuels in the production of electricity were replaced with electricity imports due to a good water situation in the Nordic countries. In addition, overall energy consumption decreased due to fallen manufacturing output and the mild weather towards the end of 2011. A majority of the emission decrease materialised in the emissions trading sector.
Net sinks in the Land use, Land-use Change and Forestry sector (LULUCF) remained at previous year's level (24.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide).Statistical release
Statistics Finland / Greenhouse gases
Description of indicator
Annual reporting of emissions of the greenhouse gases specified in the Kyoto Protocol to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC comprises emission calculations in a common form (CRF tables) and a related background report (National Inventory Report). Statistics Finland is the national entity responsible for the greenhouse gas inventory in Finland.
The inventory contains annual data on the emissions of direct greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide CO2, methane CH4, nitrous oxide N2O, HFC compounds (hydrofluorocarbons), PFC compounds (perfluorocarbons) and sulphurhexafluoride SF6.