Trends in greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gases

In the trend table below the changes in the emission of the Danish greenhouse gases are calculated in relation to the emissions in Denmark's base year under the Kyoto Protocol. The Danish emissions reported to the Kyoto protocol include the Greenlandic greenhouse gas emissions in order to fulfill the requirements in the protocol.  In accordance with the Kyoto Protocol Denmark's base year emissions include the emissions of CO2, CH4 and N2O in 1990 in CO2-equivalents and the emissions of HFCs, PFCs and SF6 in 1995 in CO2-equvivalents. In the table, removals by sinks and emissions by sources in the Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) are not included. When reporting to the Climate Convention also natioal totals with all CO2 removals by sinks and emissions by sources in the Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) categories are included.

Trend table for greenhouse gases

The trend table above shows the Danish (incl. Greenlandic) emission of greenhouse gases calculated in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol as mentioned above together with the changes compared to the base year emissions. (Click the table to get it in .htm format)

 

According to the EU Burden Sharing Agreement under the Kyoto Protocol Denmark is legally bound to reduce the emissions by 21 % in 2008-2012 calculated on the basis of the base year emissions.

In accordance with the Kyoto Protocol the assessment of compliance with -21 % target in 2008-2012 will also have to take into account reductions accounted as credits from domestic removals by sinks, quotas from the EU base year compensation to Denmark and credits and quotas from the use of the so-called Kyoto mechanisms.