Published: 10 December 2010

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions 6 per cent below the commitment level of the Kyoto Protocol

According to the preliminary estimate to be submitted to the European Commission on 15 January 2010, greenhouse gas emissions in Finland amounted to 66.4 Mt of CO2 equivalent in 2009. Compared with the previous year, emissions decreased by six per cent. Decreases took place in all sectors. Decreases were most notable in emissions from industrial processes (26%), use of fuels in industry and construction (23%) and transport (5%). Emissions from agriculture and waste management declined by three to four per cent. The net sink of the Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector grew considerably to 40.7 million tonnes. Sinks of the LULUCF sector are not included as full amounts in the commitments under the Kyoto Protocol.

Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland 1990-2009

Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland 1990-2009

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions without the Land use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) sector (see table below). Emissions as amounts corresponding to million tonnes of CO2

Year Energy Industrial processes Solvents and other products use Agriculture Waste management Emissions without LULUCF
Energy industries Manufacturing industries and construction (emissions from energy use of fuels) Transport Other fuel use 1) Other industrial processes Consumption of F-gases
1990 19.19 13.36 12.79 9.18 4.98 0.09 0.18 6.66 3.97 70.40
1991 18.96 12.83 12.43 8.85 4.61 0.07 0.17 6.27 4.01 68.20
1992 18.73 12.30 12.35 8.97 4.35 0.04 0.16 5.86 4.03 66.78
1993 21.47 12.41 11.88 8.55 4.43 0.03 0.15 5.94 4.02 68.89
1994 26.40 12.70 12.23 8.22 4.56 0.04 0.15 5.97 3.97 74.23
1995 24.12 12.14 12.03 7.78 4.54 0.10 0.14 6.05 3.91 70.81
1996 29.83 12.00 12.00 7.92 4.72 0.15 0.14 5.96 3.82 76.53
1997 27.44 12.27 12.59 7.87 4.93 0.24 0.14 5.97 3.72 75.17
1998 24.18 11.94 12.74 8.14 4.87 0.30 0.14 5.85 3.55 71.70
1999 23.66 11.92 12.94 7.86 4.93 0.40 0.14 5.76 3.48 71.08
2000 22.12 11.94 12.84 7.49 4.95 0.57 0.12 5.85 3.27 69.16
2001 27.51 11.48 12.96 7.73 4.94 0.72 0.12 5.77 3.14 74.38
2002 30.26 11.17 13.15 7.66 4.88 0.53 0.11 5.83 2.92 76.52
2003 37.21 11.54 13.34 7.60 5.19 0.71 0.10 5.83 2.75 84.27
2004 32.97 11.63 13.68 7.28 5.47 0.74 0.11 5.77 2.61 80.26
2005 21.93 11.34 13.71 6.98 5.32 0.91 0.11 5.78 2.40 68.47
2006 32.88 11.62 13.90 6.78 5.37 0.80 0.10 5.78 2.46 79.70
2007 30.83 11.46 14.27 6.61 5.77 0.95 0.10 5.79 2.37 78.14
2008 24.25 10.80 13.68 6.42 6.02 1.04 0.09 5.93 2.28 70.51
2009 25.43 8.33 13.01 6.47 4.30 0.94 0.07 5.71 2.19 66.44
1) Other fuel use includes subgategories heating of buildings, other fuel use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, other fuel use and fugitive emissions from fuels

Emissions and removals of the LULUCF sector in Finland. Emissions and sinks as amounts corresponding to million tonnes of CO2 (emissions are positive figures, removals negative)

Year Forest land Cropland Grassland Wetlands Harvested wood products Land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF)
1990 -21.20 5.42 0.63 1.01 -0.95 -15.08
1991 -35.84 4.78 0.61 1.03 0.31 -29.12
1992 -29.13 4.55 0.57 1.07 -0.22 -23.16
1993 -27.24 4.77 0.55 1.09 -0.09 -20.93
1994 -19.12 4.66 0.57 1.12 -0.76 -13.53
1995 -19.13 4.94 0.54 1.14 -0.87 -13.38
1996 -28.42 4.94 0.53 1.17 -1.05 -22.83
1997 -23.52 4.94 0.52 1.20 -2.12 -18.98
1998 -22.01 4.92 0.50 1.24 -1.77 -17.11
1999 -24.57 4.88 0.51 1.26 -2.04 -19.97
2000 -26.45 4.79 0.51 1.28 -1.27 -21.14
2001 -30.94 4.87 0.53 1.28 -0.31 -24.58
2002 -31.16 5.01 0.53 1.26 -0.44 -24.79
2003 -31.01 4.95 0.53 1.27 -0.89 -25.16
2004 -31.21 5.12 0.54 1.33 -0.83 -25.06
2005 -34.55 5.32 0.54 1.31 -0.34 -27.71
2006 -38.24 5.59 0.55 1.31 -0.45 -31.24
2007 -29.30 5.75 0.57 1.31 -1.73 -23.42
2008 -34.59 5.94 0.57 1.31 -0.31 -27.07
2009 -46.90 6.07 0.57 1.24 -1.71 -40.73

Source: Greenhouse gas inventory unit, Statistics Finland

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

Director in charge: Leena Storgårds

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Updated 10.12.2010

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2009. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 25.10.2014].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khki/2009/khki_2009_2010-12-10_tie_001_en.html.

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