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 2012. The emissions can be attributed to seven key areas of the economy: Oil and gas (25% of total emissions); Transportation (24%); Electricity (12%); Buildings (11%); Emissions-intensive and trade-exposed industries (11%); Agriculture (10%); and Waste and others (7%).

Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2012

Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2012

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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: mining, smelting and refining, pulp and paper, iron and steel, cement, lime and gypsum, and chemicals and fertilizers.
Source: Environment Canada (2014) National Inventory Report 1990–2012: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada.

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