Emissions of greenhouse gases according to IPCC guide-lines, quarter

Emissions of greenhouse gases according to IPCC guide-lines, quarter

Climate sector Emission Periods Emissions of greenhouse gases (billion kgs CO2-equivalent)
Industry Total greenhouse gases 2022 2nd quarter* 11.2
Industry Carbon dioxide (CO2) 2022 2nd quarter* 9.7
Industry Other greenhouse gases 2022 2nd quarter* 1.5
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains quarterly and annual figures on the Dutch emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and fluorinated gases). These are the emission figures used within the Dutch Climate Agreement presented on 28 June 2019, broken down into five climate sectors (Industry, Power, Mobility, Agriculture and Built Environment), and in accordance with internationally established IPCC regulations. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) is an organization of the United Nations that prepares reports on scientific knowledge about climate change.

Data available from: 1st quarter of 2019

Status of the figures:
The figures for the four quarters of 2021 have a provisional status, just like the annual figure for 2021 and the first two quarters of 2022. The four quarters of 2019 and 2020 and the annual figures for 2019 and 2021 have a final status. In order to obtain coherent and consistent time series, the complete data set is recalculated annually (including those with a final status, in accordance with IPCC regulations), so that the latest insights, especially with regard to the emission factors, can be included in the recalculation. The annual recalculation takes place when the 4th quarter of the most recent reporting year is published (mid-March).

Changes as of 14 September 2022:
The figures for the second quarter of 2022 are included. The figures for the first quarter of 2022 and the annual figure for 2021 (and the four underlying quarters) have also been slightly revised.
All figures have been recalculated with new conversion factors to kg CO2 equivalent (see definition in section 2). As a result of new IPCC regulations, nitrous oxide and methane now count 265 and 28 times respectively (instead of the previous conversion factors 298 and 25). For sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) this is 23.5 thousand instead of the previous conversion factor of 22.8 thousand. These new conversion factors apply from reporting year 2021 and, in order to obtain a consistent time series, they are also used retroactively for the previous years.

When will new figures be published?
New preliminary quarterly figures are published two and a half months after the end of the quarter.

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Emissions of greenhouse gases