Which Sectors Emit the Most Greenhouse Gases (Keeping Track)
Type: Maps and Graphics|
Duration: January 2007 - December 2007
Over 60% of Greenhouse Gases are emitted by three economic sectors
The energy supply sector, industry/manufacturing and forestry sectors together account for over 60% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The forestry sector’s contribution is mainly through worldwide deforestation, as trees cut down to clear space for agriculture and other land uses can no longer absorb carbon dioxide, and if left to rot or burned, emit CO2 stored in trunks and leaves.
This graphic is part of the publication Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment.
Stefan Schwarzer (UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva)
Global and regonal reporting (GEO)
UNEP region: Global
Climate Change, Environmental Governance
english version (2011, Size:0.13Mb)