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Environmental accounts. Air Emission Accounts. Preview 2020 and year 2019

In 2020, the Spanish economy emits 274.6 million tonnes of greenhouse effect gases, 15.6% less than in 2019.

Greenhouse gas emissions - serie 2008-2020
Indicator Note Value Variation
Total 274,571.9 -15.6
Carbon dioxide 213,313.6 -18.8
Methane 38,533.3 0.1
Nitrous oxide 17,569.4 -1.5
Other GHG 5,155.6 -17.1
  • Value: thousands of tonnes of equivalent CO2. Variation: Percentage over the previous year
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serie 2008-2020 Published: 17/11/2021
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The objective of the Environmental Accounts (EA) is to integrate the environmental information in a coherent way in the central system of National Accounts. They include a set of satellite accounts, with annual transmission, compiled using the accounting formats applicable to the different sectoral and territorial areas, with a strong presence of physical data. They show the interaction between the economy, households and environmental factors.

The Air Emissions Accounts present data regarding the polluting emissions into the atmosphere, in a way that is compatible with the National Accounts System, registering the emitting agents, broken down by branch of economic activity and households as final consumers.

Air Emissions Accounts¿ estimates are carried out from the National Inventories of Atmospheric Emissions, prepared by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. They use the IPCC and EMEP/EEA methodology with the NFR/CRF nomenclature (Nomenclature for reports/common report format), which groups the emissions within sectors, categories and subcategories.