Published: 12 December 2008

Greenhouse gas emissions exceeded the Kyoto target by approximately 10 per cent in 2007

According to the preliminary estimate that must be submitted to the European Commission on 15 January, greenhouse gas emissions in Finland amounted to 78.5 Mt of CO2 equivalent in 2007, which is approximately two per cent less than in 2006. Emissions in 2007 exceeded by good 10 per cent the target level of the 2008-2012 commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol. In the past five reporting years emissions in Finland have exceeded by an average of nearly 7.5 million tonnes, or ten per cent, the amount assigned for them in the Kyoto Protocol (71 million tonnes). Annual fluctuations in the emissions have been large. These have arisen especially from variations in the availability of hydro power on the Nordic electricity market, imports of electricity from Russia and the annual structure and volume of domestic energy production.

The whole reporting concerning year 2007.

Figure 1. Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions 1990-2007 in relation to the Kyoto target level.

Figure 1. Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions 1990-2007 in relation to the Kyoto target level.

Table 1. Finland's greenhouse gas emissions (million t CO2 eq.) exclusive of land use, land-use change and forestry sector (see Table 2). Emissions as amounts corresponding to CO2 tonnes.

  Emission category
Year Energy industries Manufacturing industries and construction Transport Other energy Industrial processes (excl. F-gases) F-gases Solvents and other product use Agriculture Waste Total
1990 19.19 13.41 12.79 9.19 4.91 0.09 0.18 7.13 3.98 70.87
1991 18.96 12.90 12.45 8.86 4.54 0.07 0.17 6.68 4.02 68.66
1992 18.73 12.38 12.39 8.98 4.27 0.04 0.16 6.21 4.04 67.20
1993 21.47 12.49 11.94 8.56 4.31 0.03 0.15 6.23 4.04 69.21
1994 26.40 12.79 12.31 8.22 4.52 0.04 0.15 6.22 3.98 74.63
1995 24.12 12.22 12.13 7.79 4.47 0.10 0.14 6.32 3.93 71.23
1996 29.83 12.11 12.12 7.94 4.80 0.15 0.14 6.22 3.85 77.15
1997 27.44 12.27 12.74 7.88 4.99 0.24 0.14 6.21 3.75 75.67
1998 24.18 11.94 12.92 8.15 4.85 0.30 0.14 6.06 3.60 72.14
1999 23.67 11.92 13.16 7.86 4.92 0.40 0.14 5.93 3.52 71.51
2000 22.12 11.93 13.09 7.50 4.92 0.58 0.12 5.97 3.32 69.55
2001 27.51 11.47 13.24 7.71 4.91 0.73 0.12 5.85 3.19 74.75
2002 30.26 11.17 13.46 7.64 4.85 0.53 0.11 5.83 2.98 76.83
2003 37.19 11.53 13.69 7.58 5.17 0.71 0.10 5.75 2.80 84.53
2004 32.94 11.63 14.07 7.28 5.45 0.73 0.11 5.62 2.67 80.49
2005 21.97 11.31 14.14 6.97 5.33 0.89 0.11 5.60 2.46 68.78
2006 32.90 11.56 14.35 6.81 5.31 0.80 0.10 5.59 2.52 79.95
2007 30.71 11.58 14.75 6.73 5.77 0.93 0.10 5.53 2.43 78.53

Table 2. Emissions and removals (million t CO2 eq.) of the land use, land-use change and forestry sector in Finland. Emissions and sinks as amounts corresponding to CO2 tonnes.

  Emission/sink category 1)
Year Forest land Cropland Grassland Peat production areas Harvested wood products Total
1990 -23.19 7.41 -2.13 1.08 -0.95 -17.77
1991 -37.68 5.61 -0.83 1.10 0.31 -31.50
1992 -31.50 5.44 -1.07 1.14 -0.22 -26.22
1993 -30.04 5.43 -0.60 1.16 -0.09 -24.15
1994 -22.82 5.24 -0.13 1.20 -0.76 -17.27
1995 -23.12 6.90 -0.68 1.21 -0.87 -16.56
1996 -32.16 7.13 -0.88 1.25 -1.05 -25.71
1997 -24.99 6.70 -0.57 1.29 -2.12 -19.70
1998 -22.37 6.13 0.09 1.32 -1.77 -16.59
1999 -24.59 5.80 0.96 1.34 -2.04 -18.53
2000 -25.71 5.28 1.92 1.37 -1.27 -18.42
2001 -30.06 5.09 2.42 1.37 -0.31 -21.50
2002 -30.18 4.62 2.15 1.35 -0.44 -22.50
2003 -29.80 4.17 2.66 1.35 -0.89 -22.51
2004 -30.77 3.86 3.01 1.42 -0.83 -23.31
2005 -36.36 3.55 3.44 1.41 -0.34 -28.30
2006 -40.69 3.24 4.24 1.40 -0.39 -32.21
2007 -32.81 3.33 4.06 1.36 -1.22 -25.29
1) Emissions are positive figures, removals negative



Source: Greenhouse gas inventory unit, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riitta Pipatti (09) 1734 3543, Tuija Lapveteläinen (09) 1734 3528, kasvihuonekaasut@stat.fi

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2007. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.7.2014].
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