Turkish GHG emissions decreased by 3.1% in 2019

2 Apr 2021

Turkey’ greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions decreased by 3.1% in 2019 to 506 MtCO2eq, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute. The energy sector is the largest contributor (72% in 2019) to emissions, followed by the agriculture sector (13%), the industrial processes and product use (11%) and waste (3%). GHG emissions have more than doubled since 1990 (220 MtCO2eq) and GHG emissions per capita have increased by more than 50% (from 4 tCO2eq to 6.1 tCO2eq in 2019).

CO2 emissions accounted for 79% of the country’ GHG emissions in 2019. More than 87% of CO2 emissions originated for the energy sector, including 35% from electricity and heat production. CH4 emissions, which represented 12% of total emissions in 2019, mostly originated form agriculture (62%). N2O emissions accounted for 8% for total emissions in 2019 and originated at 72% from agriculture.

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