Published: 15 April 2016

Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions 2014 have been reported to the EU and UNFCCC

In 2014, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 59.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2 eq.). These data are based on the report sent by Statistics Finland to the EU and UNFCCC on 15 April on the revised emissions for 2014. Total emissions and removals remained more or less unchanged compared with the preliminary data published in December 2015.

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions by sector (emissions are positive and removals negative figures)

Finland's greenhouse gas emissions by sector (emissions are positive and removals negative figures)

The revised emission data can found in the table below and more specified in the database table .

Greenhouse gas emissions and removals by sector (million t CO2 eq.)

  1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014
Emissions without LULUCF sector 1) 71.3 71.8 70.0 69.5 75.9 63.3 59.1
   Energy sector 53.6 55.4 53.8 53.7 60.1 48.4 44.4
      Energy industries 19.0 24.0 22.1 22.0 30.7 22.0 19.4
      Manufacturing industries
      and construction
13.7 12.4 12.2 11.6 10.1 8.5 8.5
      Transport 12.1 11.3 12.1 12.9 12.7 12.2 11.1
      Other energy 2) 8.8 7.6 7.4 7.1 6.5 5.7 5.4
   Industrial processes and products use 5.4 4.9 5.8 6.5 6.6 6.1 6.0
      Industrial processes (excl. F-gases ) 3) 5.3 4.9 5.2 5.6 4.8 4.4 4.2
      Consumption of F-gases 3) 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.9 1.8 1.6 1.8
   Agriculture 7.5 6.8 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5
   Waste management 4.7 4.6 3.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.2
   Indirect CO2 emissions 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
LULUCF sector -16.0 -15.3 -24.3 -29.4 -27.1 -20.3 -20.8
1) LULUCF refers to the land use, land-use change and forestry sector. The sector does not come under the scope of the emissions trading scheme or the reduction targets under the effort sharing decision
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)

Under the EU Effort Sharing Decision non-emissions trading scheme (non-ETS) emissions are calculated as the difference between the total national emissions and verified emissions of the emissions trading scheme (ETS), excluding CO2 emissions from domestic civil aviation according to the inventory. The data on the verified ETS emissions are published by the Energy Authority. Annual emission allocations for non-ETS emissons for the years 2013 to 2020 have been defined in the EU's Effort Sharing Decision. According to the now released data, non-ETS emissions are below the annual emission allocations in 2013 and 2014.

Greenhouse gas emissions broken down between ETS and non-ETS in 2005, 2008 to 2010, and 2013 to 2014 (million t CO2 eq.)

  2005 2008 2009 2010 2013 2014 Change, 2013–2014
Emissions without LULUCF sector 69.5 71.3 67.7 75.9 63.3 59.1 -4.2
CO2 emissions from civil aviation 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.0
Emissions trading sector emissions 1) 33.1 36.2 34.4 41.3 31.5 28.8 -2.7
Non-emissions trading sector emissions 2) 36.1 34.9 33.1 34.4 31.6 30.1 -1.4
1) Source: Energy Authority. In 2013, emissions trading was expanded with new sectors
2) Excluding CO2 emissions 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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Tables

Tables in databases

Revisions in these statistics

Updated 15.4.2016

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2014. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.5.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khki/2014/khki_2014_2016-04-15_tie_001_en.html