In 2015, Belgiumʹs greenhouse gas emissions amounted to 10.2 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per capita. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced.
Greenhouse gas emissions
tonnes CO2 equivalent per capita
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National Climate Commission (2017), National greenhouse gas inventories, http://www.climat.be/; EEA (2017), Greenhouse gases viewer, https://www.eea.europa.eu/; Eurostat (2017), Population on 1 January [demo_gind], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 03/05/2017).
This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
VNR Indicator: Greenhouse gas emissions, tonnes CO2 equivalent per capita
Definition: emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are the emissions on the Belgian territory. The included GHG are those covered by the Kyoto Protocol: carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4) and several fluorinated gases (HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3) not covered by the Montreal Protocol. Net emissions are covered by this indicator. They take into account emissions and absorptions by the LULUCF-sector (Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry), such as the absorption of CO2 by forests.
Objective: to be consistent with UNFCCC objectives, this indicator should decrease.
UN Target 13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
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