Latest press releases

Environmental accounts. Air Emission Accounts. Preview 2021 and year 2020

The Spanish economy emitted 294.9 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2021, 5.7% more than in 2020. These emissions have decreased by 29.6% since 2008. 23.0% of emissions corresponded to households.

Greenhouse gas emissions - Serie 2008-2021
Indicator Note Value Variation
Total 294,944.4 5.7
Carbon dioxide 233,699.7 7.1
Methane 38,131.9 1.0
Nitrous oxide 17,694.3 0.0
Other GHG 5,418.5 -0.2
  • Value: thousands of tonnes of equivalent CO2. Variation: Percentage over the previous year
Latest data
Serie 2008-2021 Published: 15/11/2022
Direct access to ...

Most popular tables

Did you know...?

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.