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 2019 153,585 688.57 26.43
Mobile sources; total 2019 34,589 2.74 0.86
Other mobile sources; total 2019 3,924 0.18 0.05
Agriculture (mobile sources) 2019 1,178 0.03 0.01
Other sectors (mobile sources) 2019 2,119 0.09 0.02
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the total Dutch emissions of the greenhouse gases CO2, N2O and CH4 by both stationary and mobile sources. It offers an insight in the emissions as reported within the framework of reporting commitments for the United Nations Climate Treaty (UNFCCC) and the European Union Monitoring Mechanism for Greenhouse gases.
The emissions haven been calculated according to the IPCC-guidelines. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is a UN organization that reports on the state of affairs of the scientific knowledge concerning climate changes and related issues. The CO2 figures include the emissions caused by the use of. This source accounts for about 0.1 billion kilograms.
According to the activity classification (SIC 2008) the coke factory of Tata Steel belongs to the energy sector. In this table it’s emissions are assigned to the category manufacture of iron and steel.

Data available from: 1990

Status of the figures:
All figures are definitive. 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 12 March 2021:
The previously published CO2 data for 2019 has been corrected. The CO2 emissions from energy supply were 400 million kg too high. This is a reduction of 0,96% in the energy supply and a reduction of 0,26% of the total CO2 emissions in the Netherlands calculated according to the IPCC method.

Changes as of 16 February 2021:
-Provisional figures of 2019 have been replaced by the definitive figures..
-A part of the emissions have been calculated based on the Dutch Energy Balance Sheet. The figures for 2018 and 2019 have been adjusted and the figures for 2015-2017 have been revised. Therefore the emissions have changed for those years.
-The CO2 emission figures have been adjusted due to the non-energetic use of natural gas. The emission have been calculated according to the new guidelines since 1990.
-The CO2 emissions of added biogas to the natural gas lines are not taken into account in the IPCC calculations
-The methane and particulate matter emissions of households have been changed for all years by the use of new emission factors due to ambience heating.
-The N2O, NH3 and NMVOC emissions from agriculture have been changed due to the use of a new model. Herein is the allocation of manure over grassland and industry land changed. Also, the emission factors for ammoniac from low emission stables have been adjusted. The emissions for the whole 1990-2019 period have been adjusted.

When will new figures be published?
Provisional figures of 2020 will be published in September 2021.

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).