Emissions of greenhouse gases according to IPCC guide-lines

Emissions of greenhouse gases according to IPCC guide-lines

Sources Periods CO2 (mln kgs) CH4 (mln kgs) N2O (mln kgs)
Total stationary and mobile sources 2021* 141,100 669.35 25.05
Stationary sources; total 2021* 111,200 666.74 24.24
Energy sector 2021* 44,400 22.13 0.55
06 Extraction of crude petroleum and gas 2021* 1,500 16.73 0.06
192 Manufacture of refined petroleum 2021* 10,500 0.93 0.03
35 Energy supply 2021* 32,400 4.48 0.47
Industry (non energy) 2021* 32,100 16.22 3.54
20-21 Chemistry and pharmaceuticals 2021* 18,300 14.24 3.43
24 Basic metal industry 2021* 6,200 0.31 0.03
Other industry 2021* 7,100 1.58 0.08
F Construction 2021* 500 0.08 0.00
Households in autonomous homes 2021* 17,500 15.22 0.33
A,E,G-U Other stationary sources 2021* 17,200 613.17 19.82
01 Agriculture (stationary sources) 2021* 7,800 512.66 18.79
Services, waste and water supply 2021* 9,400 100.52 1.03
Mobile sources; total 2021* 29,900 2.61 0.82
Transport 2021* 26,000 2.41 0.76
Rail transport 2021* 100 0.00 0.00
Road transport 2021* 25,200 2.29 0.74
Water transport 2021* 800 0.11 0.02
Air transport 2021* 0 0.00 0.00
Other mobile sources; total 2021* 3,800 0.20 0.05
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2021* 1,100 0.05 0.01
Fishing 2021* 400 0.04 0.01
Defence-activities 2021* 200 0.01 0.01
Other sectors (mobile sources) 2021* 2,100 0.09 0.02
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains annual figures on the total Dutch emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), broken down into stationary and mobile sources.
Fluorine-containing gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect are not included.
The greenhouse gas emissions to air have been calculated according to the regulations of the climate panel IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). IPCC was founded by the United Nations and aims to map and share the available knowledge in the field of climate, climate change and its consequences.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
The figures from 1990 to 2020 are final. In order to obtain a consistent time series the complete data set is (re)calculated when necessary, so as to be able to include the latest insights in the survey, especially in the case of emission factors.

Changes as of 8 September 2022:
Addition of provisional figures 2021.

When will new figures be published?
Final figures for 1990 to 2021 will be published in February 2023.

Description topics

CO2
Carbon dioxide.

CO2 is formed by the combustion of carbon in fuels. Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).
CH4
Methane (= natural gas).

Among other causes CH4 is formed by incomplete combustion of fuels, leakage from the natural gas network, and by fermentation. Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).
N2O
Laughing gas/dinitrogen oxide.

N2O is formed during various chemical conversion processes, among which during the warming up phase of catalytic converters, as a result of incomplete conversion of nitrogen oxides (NOx) into nitrogen (N2). Greenhouse gas (causes the temperature of the earth's atmosphere to rise gradually).