This report documents the Netherlands' submission of its annual greenhouse gas emission inventory for 2018, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the European Union's Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Mechanism. The report contains information on the observed trends in emissions, an assessment of the main emission sources and the uncertainty related to their emission levels, the methods and data sources used, and the emission factors applied. Furthermore, it provides a description of the quality assurance system and data-verification activities.
Greenhouse gas emission increased again in 2016
Total greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands increased in 2016 by approximately 0,2%, compared with those in 2015. This increase was mainly the result of the increased natural gas consumption for space heating. This increase in emissions was counter-balanced by a decrease in emissions from electricity production. In 2016, total GHG emissions (including indirect CO2 emissions and excluding emissions from Land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)) in the Netherlands amounted to 195.2 Tg CO2 eq. This is approximately 12.4% below the emissions in 1990 (222.9 Tg CO2 eq).