Greenhouse gas emissions down by 3.1% in 2019

The country’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions dropped by 3.1% to 506.1m tons of CO2 equivalent in 2019 compared to the previous year, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

The overall CO2 equivalent GHG emissions were calculated as 506.1 million tons in 2019.

The energy sector accounted for the largest share of GHG emissions at 72% and agricultural activities and industrial processes and product use followed with 13.14% and 11.2%, respectively, while waste represented a 3.4% share.

Total GHG emissions as CO2 equivalent rose by 130.5% in 2019 compared to 1990. CO2 equivalent GHG emissions per capita fell from 6.4 tons in 2018 to 6.1 tons in 2019, up from 2.1 tons in 1990.

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