The Information Source of Turkey
RELEASE DATE: 30 March 2021
Data Dissemination Group
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No: 37196 30 March 2021 Hrs: 10:00
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Statistics, 1990-2019
Total GHG emissions were 506.1 Mt CO2 equivalent in 2019
The greenhouse gas inventory results revealed that overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as CO2 equivalent (eq.) for the year 2019 compared to the previous year decreased by 3.1% to 506.1 million tonnes (Mt). Total GHG emissions per capita was 4 tonnes CO2 eq. in 1990 while it was calculated at 6.4 tonnes CO2 eq. per capita for 2018 and 6.1 tonnes CO2 eq. per capita for 2019.
The energy sector ranks first in emission amounts by sectors
In 2019, the energy sector had the largest share of total GHG emissions with 72%. The energy sector was followed by the agriculture sector with 13.4%, the industrial processes and product use with 11.2% and waste with 3.4%.
The energy sector emissions were calculated at 364.4 Mt CO2 eq. in 2019, which increased by 161% compared to 1990 while decreased by 2.3% compared to previous year. Similarly, emissions from the industrial processes and product use sector were calculated at 56.4 Mt CO2 eq. in 2019, which increased by 147.1% compared to 1990 while decreased by 14.3% compared to previous year.
Agriculture sector emissions were calculated at 68 Mt CO2 eq. in 2019, which increased by 47.7% compared to 1990 and by 4.1% compared to previous year. Waste sector emissions were calculated at 17.2 Mt CO2 eq. in 2019, which increased by 55.7% compared to 1990 while decreased by 5% compared to previous year.
Biggest share in CO2 emissions was observed in energy sector
87.4% of CO2 emissions originated from the energy sector when 34.6% of total CO2 emissions originated from electricity and heat production which is a sub-category of the energy sector. The remaining 12.3% of CO2 emissions originated from the industrial processes and product use sector and 0.3% from the agriculture and waste sectors in 2019.
62.4% of CH4 emissions originated from agriculture, 19.5% from energy, 18.1% from waste, and 0.03% from the industrial processes and product use sector, while 72.5% of N2O emissions originated from the agriculture sector, 15.7% from waste, 8.8% from energy and 3% from the industrial processes and product use sector(1).
The next press release on this subject will be published in March 2022.
The greenhouse gas emissions statistics press release includes carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and fluorinated gases (F-gases) which are direct GHGs originating from energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture and waste sectors. Indirect GHG emissions from nitrogen oxides (NOx), non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC), carbon monoxide (CO) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) are not included.
(1) Figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
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