Greenhouse gas emissions

In 2016, greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 116.6 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must decrease.

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Greenhouse gas emissions - Belgium

million tonnes CO2 equivalent

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium144.2147.9142.4131.2120.7116.4116.6-0.8-0.7
//: Average Growth Rates

National Climate Commission (2018), National greenhouse gas inventories, http://cdr.eionet.europa.eu/be/eu/mmr/art07_inventory/ghg_inventory/ (consulted on 04/10/2018).

Greenhouse gas emissions - EU28

billion tonnes CO2 equivalent

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
EU285.44.84.94.44.34.04.0-1.1-1.5
//: Average Growth Rates

EEA (2018), Greenhouse gases viewer, http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/data/data-viewers/greenhouse-gases-viewer (consulted on 04/10/2018).

Greenhouse gas emissions - Belgium and international comparison

tonnes CO2 equivalent per capita

 19902000200520102011201520162016//19902016//2011
Belgium15.015.114.212.611.510.810.8-1.3-1.2
EU2812.010.810.89.79.48.88.7-1.2-1.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Eurostat (2018), Greenhouse gases emissions (source EEA) [sdg_13_10] (consulted on 05/12/2018).

UN target: goal 13 - Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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