Greenhouse gas inventory

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit at Statistics Finland is responsible for the preparation and reporting of Finland's national greenhouse gas inventory under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. These pages describe the national greenhouse gas inventory system in Finland, present the main related agreements and guidelines for reporting and the latest inventory estimates and reports. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit also produces performance indicators for the EU's climate policy. In addition, the Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit co-ordinates the preparation of the national communication under the UNFCCC.


During the Kyoto Protocol's second commitment period (2013 to 2020), the calculation of emissions and commitments has changed due to the revised, internationally agreed methodological and reporting guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions. Compared with the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period (2008 to 2012), Finland's emissions level has risen by one to four per cent, depending on the year. The emissions level is influenced, for example, by the revised GWP values (global warming potential) used in commensurating greenhouse gases, the allocation of emissions and the methodological changes made.

Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland in 1990 to 2014.

According to Statistics Finland’s approximated data, the total emissions of greenhouse gases in 2014 corresponded with 59.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.). Emissions went down by approximately seven per cent from the previous year. The consumption of natural gas, coal and oil declined in the energy sector. Emissions from the non-emissions trading sector went down by four per cent and were below the annual emission allocations set by the EU by 1.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

The data are based on data released by Statistics Finland concerning emissions in 1990 to 2014 (see more release on 25 May 2016).


Last updated 7 Jun 2016