Published: 14 December 2015

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions were below 60 million tonnes of carbon dioxide

In 2014, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 59.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.), which was 12 million tonnes less than in the comparison year 1990. The trend of emissions has been declining for the past ten years. Compared with the previous year, total emissions decreased by seven per cent and emissions from the non-emissions trading sector by four per cent. Emissions from the non-emissions trading sector were below the annual emission allocations set by the EU by 1.1 million tonnes. The data are based on the preliminary report to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the European Commission on 15 January 2016 concerning emissions in 2014.

Greenhouse gas emissions of the emissions trading sector (ETS) and the non-emissions trading sector (non-ETS) by sector in 1990 to 2014 (million tonnes of CO2 eq.). The data concerning 2014 are preliminary

Greenhouse gas emissions of the emissions trading sector (ETS) and the non-emissions trading sector (non-ETS) by sector in 1990 to 2014 (million tonnes of CO2 eq.). The data concerning 2014 are preliminary

Total emissions decreased by seven per cent; emissions in the energy sector fell by eight per cent (4 million tonnes CO2 eq.), and in the waste sector by six per cent (0.1 million tonnes CO2 eq.); emissions from industrial processes and product use, as well as from agriculture remained on level with the previous year. In the energy sector, the use of hard coal, oil products and natural gas decreased, and the use of peat and biofuels increased. Link to energy release.

The removals by land use, land-use change and forestry sector (LULUCF) increased by around two per cent compared to the previous year and amounted to 21 million tonnes of CO2. This sector is not included in total emissions.

Greenhouse gas emissions and removals in the land use, land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF sector) in 1990 to 2014 (million tonnes of CO2 eq.) (emissions are positive and removals negative figures). Data concerning 2014 are preliminary

Greenhouse gas emissions and removals in the land use, land use change and forestry sector (LULUCF sector) in 1990 to 2014 (million tonnes of CO2 eq.) (emissions are positive and removals negative figures). Data concerning 2014 are preliminary

Emissions from sources in the non-emissions trading sector are calculated as the difference between the total emission and verified emissions of the emissions trading sector, excluding CO2 emissions from domestic civil aviation according to the inventory. The data on the verified emissions of the emissions trading sector are published by the Energy Authority. Annual emission allocations for the years 2013 to 2020 have been defined in the EU's effort sharing decision for emissions from the non-emissions trading sector. According to the now released preliminary data, emissions from the non-emissions trading sector are below the annual emission allocations in 2013 and 2014. More information in Finnish is available in the Review of the release.

Greenhouse gas emissions in Finland by sector. Emissions, million tonnes of CO2 eq. Negative figures are removals of greenhouse gases. The data concerning 2014 are preliminary

  1990 1995 2000 2005 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014*
Emissions without LULUCF sector 1) 71.3 71.8 70.0 69.5 71.3 67.7 75.9 63.2 59.1
  Energy sector 53.6 55.4 53.8 53.7 54.5 52.5 60.1 48.4 44.4
    Energy industries 19.0 24.0 22.1 22.0 24.3 25.4 30.7 22.0 19.4
    Manufacturing industries and construction 13.7 12.4 12.2 11.6 11.1 8.8 10.2 8.5 8.5
    Transport 12.1 11.3 12.1 12.9 12.8 12.2 12.7 12.2 11.1
    Other energy 2) 8.8 7.6 7.4 7.1 6.2 6.1 6.5 5.7 5.4
  Industrial processes and products use 5.4 4.9 5.8 6.5 7.6 6.0 6.6 6.0 5.9
    Industrial processes (excl. F-gases) 3) 5.3 4.8 5.2 5.6 6.3 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.2
    Consumption of F-gases 3) 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.9 1.4 1.5 1.8 1.6 1.8
  Agriculture 7.5 6.8 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5
  Waste management 4.7 4.6 3.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.6 2.3 2.2
  Indirect CO2 emissions 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
LULUCF sector -16.0 -15.3 -24.3 -29.4 -26.8 -39.5 -27.2 -20.3 -20.8
1) Due to changes in the GWP values and reporting guidelines, the figures are not comparable with the figures released prior to 2015.
2) Other energy includes sub-gategories heating of buildings, other fuel use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, working machines in the sector, other fuel use and fugitive emissions from fuels
3) F-gases refer to fluorinated greenhouse gases (HFC, PFC compounds, SF6 and NF3)

Greenhouse gas emissions broken down between emissions trading sectors and non-emissions trading sources in 2005, 2008 to 2010, and 2013 to 2014 (million t CO2 eq.) The data concerning 2014 are preliminary

  2005 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014* Change,
2013-
2014
Emissions without LULUCF sector 1) 69.5 71.3 67.7 75.9 63.2 59.1 -4.1
  CO2 emissions from civil aviation 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0
  Emissions trading sector emissions 2) 33.1 36.2 34.4 41.3 31.5 28.8 -2.7
  Non-emissions trading sector emissions 3) 36.1 34.9 33.1 34.4 31.5 30.1 -1.4
1) Due to changes in the GWP values and reporting guidelines, the figures are not comparable with the figures released prior to 2015.
2) Source: Energy Authority. In 2013, emissions trading was expanded with new sectors
3) Excluding CO2 emission from domestic civil aviation according to the inventory

Source: Greenhouse gas inventory unit, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Pia Forsell 029 551 2937, Riitta Pipatti 029 551 3543, kasvihuonekaasut@stat.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Updated 14.12.2015

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 18.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khki/2014/khki_2014_2015-12-14_tie_001_en.html

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