Official Statistics of Finland

Greenhouse gases

Producer: Statistics Finland

Latest release:
Greenhouse gas emissions record low
28 May 2020
According to Statistics Finlands 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. Compared with the previous year, emissions decreased by six per cent. 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 two per cent but exceeded the annual emission allocations set by the EU by 0.2 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. In the instant preliminary data, the emissions and removals of the latest year are produced at a less detailed level than data for previous years.

Next release:
21 Dec 2020

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: 24.11.2020].
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