Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Netherlands 1990-2001
The National Inventory Report ‘Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Netherlands 1990-2001’ is now available. This report has been published at the request of the Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment. It documents the Netherlands’ 2003 submission of its greenhouse gas emission inventory produced annually in accordance with the European Union’s Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism and the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC).
From the inventory it can be concluded that total CO2-equivalent emissions of the six greenhouse gases showed a collective increase in 2001 of about 4% relative to 1990 (1995 for fluorinated gases). This increase would be 2%-points less for when correcting for weather effects. Emissions of CO2 increased by 13% between 1990 and 2001, while in the same period CH4 and N2O emissions decreased by about 25% and 3%, respectively. For the fluorinated greenhouse gases, for which 1995 is the reference year, total emissions decreased by 60%. Emissions of HFCs and PFCs decreased by 75% and 20% in 2001, respectively, while SF6 emissions increased by about 7%.
|Author(s)||J.G.J. Olivier, et al.|