Greenhouse gas emissions
|Updated: 16.5.2013 - Next update: 12.12.2013|
Greenhouse gas emissions in Finland at the lowest level since 1990
Preliminary total greenhouse gas emissions in 2012 amounted to 61.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (t CO2 eq.). According to preliminary data, total emissions in 2012 decreased by some eight per cent (six million t CO2 eq.) from 2011. The energy sector's emissions diminished by around nine per cent. This was mainly due to reduced consumption of coal and peat and increased net imports of electricity.
Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland in 1990-2012. Data concerning 2012 are preliminary
In 2012, emissions coming under the emissions trading scheme decreased by a total of around 16 per cent from the previous year. In sectors outside the emissions trading scheme (e.g. use of fuel in heating of buildings and transport, and agriculture and waste management), the reduction in emissions only amounted to close on one per cent.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.