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#GreenhouseGasEmissions per land och sektor

| Mars 13, 2018

Kolla in infographicsna att upptäcka växthusgasutsläpp per land och sektor i EU samt världens toppemitterare.

Infografisk om utsläpp av växthusgaser som produceras i EU i 2015 och andelen olika gaser Utsläppen av växthusgaser som produceras i EU i 2015 och andelen olika gaser 

Antalet växthusgasutsläpp per år i EU

Som det ovanstående visar, är CO2 växthusgasen som emitteras mest. Det produceras vanligen av mänskliga aktiviteter. Andra växthusgaser emitteras i mindre kvantiteter, men de fäller värmen långt mer effektivt än CO2, och i vissa fall är det tusentals gånger starkare.

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Infographic: Utsläppen av växthusgaser per sektor i EU i 2015      
Greenhouse gases emissions by sector in the EU in 2015 

Greenhouse gas emissions by sector in the EU

According to the fifth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it is extremely likely that human activities over the past 50 years have warmed our planet. These activities include for example the burning of coal, oil and gas, deforestation and farming.

The diagram above shows greenhouse gas emissions in the EU in 2015 broken down by main source sectors. Energy is responsible for 78% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2015, of which transport accounts for about a third. Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture contribute with 10,1%, industrial processes and product use with 8.7% and the management of waste with 3.7%.

infographic: total greenhouse gases emissions per EU country in 2015      
Total greenhouse gases emissions per EU country in 2015 

Greenhouse gases emissions in the EU and in the world

The charts above list EU countries by total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2015 and the infographic below shows the worldXCHARXs top greenhouse gas emitters in 2012. The EU is the third biggest emitter behind China and the United State and followed by India and Brazil.

Greenhouse gases remain in the atmosphere for periods ranging from a few years to thousands of years. As such, they have a worldwide impact, no matter where they were first emitted.

infographic: countries emitting the most greenhouse gases in the world in 2012      Countries emitting the most greenhouse gases in the world in 2012  
What are greenhouse gases? 
  • Greenhouse gases are gases in the atmosphere that act similarly to the glass in a greenhouse: it absorbs the sun’s energy and heat that is radiated from the Earth’s surface, trap it in the atmosphere and prevent it from escaping into space. 
  • This process is the main reason for greenhouse effect that keeps the Earth’s temperature warmer than it would otherwise be, allowing life on Earth to exist 
  • Many greenhouse gases occur naturally in the atmosphere, but human activity adds enormous amounts, boosting the greenhouse effect that is contributing to global warming 

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