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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

National greenhouse gas emissions, Canada, 1990 to 2012
YearTotal greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
1990591
1991583
1992600
1993602
1994622
1995639
1996661
1997676
1998683
1999696
2000721
2001714
2002720
2003740
2004744
2005736
2006728
2007749
2008731
2009689
2010699
2011701
2012699

Note: Emission levels for some previous years have been revised in light of improvements to estimation methods and availability of new data.

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Greenhouse gas emissions per person (GHGs per capita) and per unit of GDP (GHG intensity of the economy), Canada, 1990 to 2012
YearGHG per capita
(tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per person)
Indexed GHG per capita
(tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per person expressed as a percent of 1990)
GHG intensity of the economy
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per $billion GDP)
Indexed GHG intensity of the economy
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per $billion GDP expressed as a percent of 1990)
199021.3100.00.60100.0
199120.897.50.60100.7
199221.299.10.61102.7
199321.098.30.60100.6
199421.5100.60.5999.2
199521.8102.20.5999.2
199622.3104.60.60101.0
199722.6105.90.5998.8
199822.7106.20.5795.9
199922.9107.30.5592.8
200023.5110.20.5491.2
200123.0107.90.5389.0
200222.9107.50.5287.4
200323.4109.60.5388.1
200423.3109.10.5185.9
200522.8106.90.4982.4
200622.3104.70.4879.5
200722.8106.80.4880.1
200822.0103.10.4677.3
200920.596.10.4575.1
201020.696.40.4473.8
201120.495.70.4372.2
201220.194.20.4270.7

Note: Emission levels for some previous years have been revised in light of improvements to estimation methods and availability of new data.

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Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions by economic sector, Canada, 2012
Sector2012 Greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
Percent of total emissions
Oil and Gas17325
Transportation16524
Electricity8612
Buildings8011
Emissions Intensive and Trade-Exposed7811
Agriculture6910
Waste and Others477

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.

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Greenhouse gas emissions by province and territory, Canada, 1990, 2005 and 2012
Province or Territory1990 Greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
2005 Greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
2012 Greenhouse gas emissions
(megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent)
Newfoundland and Labrador9.29.98.7
Prince Edward Island2.02.21.9
Nova Scotia19.123.119.0
New Brunswick16.020.116.4
Quebec84.085.678.3
Ontario177.2206.5166.9
Manitoba18.720.921.1
Saskatchewan43.571.174.8
Alberta169.6231.8249.3
British Columbia49.462.360.1
Yukon0.50.50.4
Northwest Territories and Nunavut1.52.01.7

Note: Emission levels for some previous years have been revised in light of improvements to estimation methods and availability of new data.

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