Official Statistics of Finland

Greenhouse gases

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Greenhouse gas emissions fell in 2019, emission reduction targets for 2013 to 2020 attainable
21 Dec 2020
According to Statistics Finland's preliminary data, the total emissions of greenhouse gases in 2019 correspond with 53.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 eq.), being 18.2 million tonnes less than in the comparison year 1990. Emissions fell by six per cent from the previous year. The fall in emissions was most influenced by the decreased use of coal and peat. Emissions not included in the EU Emissions Trading System fell by one per cent but exceeded the annual emission allocation set by the EU by 0.6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. The net sink of the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector, that is, the sum of removals and emissions, amounted to 14.7 million tonnes CO2 equivalent in 2019, but these data are not included in total emissions. The data published are based on the preliminary report to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the European Commission by 15 January 2021 concerning emissions in 2019.

Description: The statistics are compiled from emissions data submitted to the EU and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Annual reporting of emissions of the greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol to the Secretariat of the UNFCCC comprises emission and removal estimates in common reporting format (CRF tables) and a related report (National Inventory Report). In addition to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol supplementing it, greenhouse gases must be reported yearly to the EU. Statistics Finland is the national entity responsible for the greenhouse gas inventory in Finland.
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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 17.1.2021].
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