Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Netherlands 1990-2005
This report documents the Netherlands' annual submission of the greenhouse gas emission inventory in accordance with the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism.
The report comprises explanations of observed trends in emissions; a description of an assessment of key sources and their uncertainty; documentation of methods, data sources and emission factors applied; and a description of the quality assurance system and the verification activities performed on the data. From the inventory it can be concluded that total CO2-equivalent emissions of the six greenhouse gases together decreased in 2005 by about 1% compared to the base year (1990 for CO2, CH4, N2O and 1995 for fluorinated gases; excluding LULUCF). Emissions of CO2 excluding LULUCF increased by 10% in the period 1990-2005, while CH4 and N2O emissions decreased by about 34% and 17%, respectively. For the fluorinated greenhouse gases, total emissions decreased by 76% in 2005 compared to 1995 (base year for these gases). Emissions of HFCs and PFCs decreased by 78% and 86% in 2004, respectively. SF6 emissions increased by 12% compared to the 1995 level. Between 2004 and 2005, total greenhouse gas emissions (excl. LULUCF) dropped by about 3%, largely due to lower CO2 emissions in the energy sector and a steady decrease of CH4 emissions in the waste sector.
- Netherlands Greenhouse gas Inventory website
- European Community greenhouse gas inventory 1990-2005 and inventory report 2007 (Newsitem European Environment Agency).
- Further reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases in the Netherlands in 2006 (Website Statistics Netherlands).
|Author(s)||Brandes LJ ; Ruyssenaars PG ; Vreuls HHJ ; Coenen PWHG ; Baas K ; Berghe G van den ; Born GJ van den ; Guis B ; Hoen A ; Molder R te ; Nijdam DS ; Olivier JGJ ; Peek CJ ; Schijndel MW van|