Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions
In 2015 annual global greenhouse gas emissions reached 47GtCO2e.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research1
In 2015 global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions were about 47 GtCO2e, or 50GtCO2e including emissions from Land Use, Land Use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF). The majority of emissions (75% of total emissions) consist of CO2, and most of these are generated by burning of fuels (62% of total emissions).
- Gütschow, Johannes, Louise Jeffery, Robert Gieseke, and Ronja Gebel, ‘The PRIMAP-Hist National Historical Emissions Time Series (1850-2015). V.1.2.’ (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, 2018) https://doi.org/10.5880/pik.2019.001 [↩]
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