Emission and capture of gases causing climate change (until 2015)
Statistical activity code: 10403
Antrophogenic emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, F-gases and sulphur hexafluoride by main emission sources; carbon doixide removal by ecosystems.
UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) classifications of emissions by sector
Country – total
Binding of the greenhouse gases – anthropogenic induced sequestration of greenhouse gases in ecosystem (e.g. during the photosynthesis or chemical reactions).
Carbon dioxide equivalent – the amount of CO₂ that would have the same global warming potential as the given amount of greenhouse gas.
Emission of carbon dioxide – total anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO₂) emission from the sectors of energy, industrial processes, solvent and other product use, agriculture, land use change and forestry, and waste (as defined by IPCC). Natural emission is not accounted for in this indicator.
Emission of methane – total anthropogenic methane (CH₄) emission from the sectors of energy, industrial processes, solvent and other product use, agriculture, land use change and forestry, and waste (as defined by IPCC). Natural emission is not accounted for in this indicator.
Emission of nitrous oxide – total anthropogenic nitrous oxide (N₂O) emission from the sectors of energy, industrial processes, solvent and other product use, agriculture, land use change and forestry, and waste (as defined by the IPCC). Natural emission is not accounted for in this indicator.
Greenhouse gases – gases that bind the reflecting infrared radiation and cause the rising of the global atmospheric temperature. The main greenhouse gases were carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄), nitrous oxide (N₂O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF₆).
Greenhouse gas emission – anthropogenic emission of greenhouse gas which is usually expressed in CO₂ equivalents.
Anthropogenic greenhouse gas
Sources of emissions and removals of greenhouse gases
Estonia as a whole
The calculations were based on the data of the year 1990.
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„Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia”
Data are published under the heading „Environment/ Environmental pressure” in the Statistical Database in http://pub.stat.ee.
Data serve as input for statistical activities 10001 „Environmental trends”, 10406 „Air emissions accounts”, 10601 „Material flow accounts” and 50201 „Sustainable development indicators”.
The methodology has been developed by the UN. The greenhouse gas inventories are compiled by the Ministry of the Environment according to the following guidelines:
Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), 1997
Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. IPCC, 2000
Methodology for the calculation of the emissions of carbon dioxide. Regulation No 94 of the Minister of the Environment of 16 July 2004 (RTL 2004, 101, 1625)
https://www.riigiteataja.ee/akt/12757215 (in Estonian)
Statistics Estonia, as an end-user of these data, does not have a specialised methodology.
Estonia’s national GHG (greenhouse gas) inventory submission to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) secretariat (prepared by the Ministry of the Environment)
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Data on the emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, F-gases and sulphur hexafluoride and data on removal of carbon dioxide by ecosystems are received from the Ministry of the Environment. The volumes of greenhouse gas emissions are calculated by the Estonian Environmental Research Centre in cooperation with the Departments of Thermal Engineering and Chemical Engineering of the Tallinn University of Technology.
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