Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG)

During the period 2000 to 2006, net GHG emissions rose by 16.8%, with an annual average increase of 2.5% (Table 1).
Per capita emissions have remained nearly constant during that period.
The energy sector remained the largest source of emissions throughout the inventory period, contributing 69% of total emissions in 2006.
In 2006, fuel combustion experienced a cumulative increase of 36%.
The waste sector was the second largest contributor to GHG with emissions, representing a cumulative increase of 14% over the 2000-2006 periods.

Industrial Sector

Greenhouse gases from the Industrial Processes Sector are emitted from various activities. Emissions from this source declined significantly from 277 Gg CO2-eq in 2000 to 65 Gg CO2-eq in 2006, following the gradual phasing out of nitric acid production (mainly after a major chemical fertilizer manufacturer stopped production of nitric acid). The contribution of Industrial Processes in the total emissions decreased from 7.1% in 2000 to 1.4% in 2006.

Within the Industrial Processes sector, the relative importance of the different sub-sectors has drastically changed over the 2000 to 2006 period. As a matter of fact, production in the Chemical Industry sector is involved mainly in the processing of semi-finished products.
Thus, the Chemical Industry that held a share of 37.6% in 2000 is practically non-existent in 2006.