Published: 6 April 2017

Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions 2015 have been reported to the EU and UNFCCC

In 2015, Finland's greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 55.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2 eq.). These data are based on the report that will be sent by Statistics Finland to the EU and UNFCCC on 15 April on the revised emissions for 2015. Total emissions and removals remained more or less unchanged compared with the preliminary data published in December 2016.

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 . More information on emissions, monitoring of the commitments and changes in the LULUCF sector can be found in the review of the release (in Finnish).

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

  1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2014 2015
Emissions without
LULUCF sector 1)
71.3 71.8 70.0 69.6 75.7 63.2 59.1 55.6
    Energy sector 53.6 55.3 53.8 53.7 60.2 48.3 44.4 40.8
        Energy industries 19.0 24.0 22.1 22.1 30.9 22.2 19.6 16.2
        Manufacturing industries
        and construction
13.7 12.4 12.2 11.6 10.2 8.6 8.6 8.4
        Transport 12.1 11.3 12.1 12.9 12.7 12.2 11.1 11.1
        Other energy 2) 8.8 7.6 7.3 7.0 6.3 5.4 5.2 5.0
    Industrial processes and
    products use       
5.4 4.9 5.8 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.9 6.1
        Industrial processes
        (excl. F-gases) 3)
5.3 4.8 5.2 5.6 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.5
        Consumption of F-gases 3) 0.1 0.1 0.6 0.9 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.6
    Agriculture 7.5 6.8 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5
    Waste management 4.7 4.6 3.9 2.8 2.6 2.3 2.2 2.1
    Indirect CO2 emissions 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
LULUCF sector -12.7 -12.4 -21.7 -27.1 -27.3 -26.3 -28.3 -26.0
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-categories heating of buildings, fuel use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, working machines in the category, other fuel use and fugitive emissions from fuels
3) F-gases refer to fluorinated greenhouse gases (HFC, PFC compounds, SF6 and NF3)

Emissions outside the non-emissions trading scheme emissions are calculated as the difference between the total emissions and verified emissions of the emissions trading sector, excluding CO2 emissions from domestic civil aviation according to the inventory. The data on the verified emissions of the emissions trading sector are published by the Energy Authority (in Finnish). Annual emission allocations for the years 2013 to 2020 have been defined in the EU's effort sharing decision for emissions from the non-emissions trading sector. Emissions from the non-emissions trading sector are below the annual emission allocations in 2013 to 2015.

Greenhouse gas emissions broken down between emissions trading and non-emissions trading sectors in 2005, 2008 to 2010, and 2013 to 2015 (million t CO2 eq.)

  2005 2008 2009 2010 2013 3) 2014 3) 2015 Change,
2014-
2015
Emissions without
LULUCF sector
69.6 71.2 67.4 75.7 63.2 59.1 55.6 -3.6
CO2 emissions
from civil aviation
0.3 0.3 0.2 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 25.5 -3.3
Non-emissions
trading sector
emissions 2)
36.2 34.7 32.8 34.1 31.5 30.2 29.9 -0.3
1) Source: Energy Authority. In 2013, emissions trading was expanded with new sectors
2) Excluding CO2 emission from domestic civil aviation according to the inventory
3) The values differ from those used in the monitoring the commitments under the Effort Sharing Decision (ESD). The values under the ESD are based in the previous inventory submission and are not updated retroactively.

Source: Greenhouse gas inventory unit, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Riitta Pipatti 029 551 3543, Pia Forsell 029 551 2937, kasvihuonekaasut@tilastokeskus.fi

Director in charge: Ville Vertanen

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Tables

Tables in databases

Revisions in these statistics

Updated 6.4.2017

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Greenhouse gases [e-publication].
ISSN=1797-6065. 2015. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 14.12.2017].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/khki/2015/khki_2015_2017-04-06_tie_001_en.html

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