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 2019.
According to Statistics Finland’s instant preliminary data, the total emissions of greenhouse
gases in 2019 corresponded with 52.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.). Emissions
have fallen by 26 per cent from the comparison year 1990 and by 38 per cent from 2003, when
emissions were at their highest during the 1990 to 2019 time series.
The data are based on report to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the European Commission by 15 January 2020 concerning emissions in 1990 to 2018. Data for the year 2019 is preliminary.
Last updated 27 May 2020