Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Economic Sector
A breakdown of Canada’s emissions by economic sector shows the sources of Canada’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2011. The emissions can be attributed to seven key areas of the economy: Transportation (24% of total emissions); Oil and gas (23%); Electricity (13%); Buildings (12%); Emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (11%); Agriculture (10%); and Waste and others (7%).
Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2011
Note: The Waste and others sector includes emissions from light manufacturing, construction, forest resources, waste, and coal production. The Emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries sector includes emissions from the following activities: mining, smelting and refining, pulp and paper, iron and steel, cement, lime and gypsum, and chemicals and fertilizers.
Source: Environment Canada (2013) National Inventory Report 1990–2011: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada.
- National Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Person and per Unit Gross Domestic Product
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Province and Territory
- Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Large Facilities
- Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Fuel Combustion
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