Canada - Nitrous oxide emissions

Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

Definition: Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced through fertilizer use (synthetic and animal manure), animal waste management, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).

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Year Value
1990 16,999
2000 22,481
2005 23,642
2008 23,448
2010 21,045

Nitrous oxide emissions in energy sector (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

Definition: Nitrous oxide emissions from energy processes are emissions produced by the combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).

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Year Value
1990 6,980
2000 8,297
2005 7,231
2008 7,205
2010 6,642

Nitrous oxide emissions in industrial and energy processes (% of total nitrous oxide emissions)

Definition: Industrial nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced during the manufacturing of adipic acid and nitric acid. Nitrous oxide emissions from energy processes are emissions produced by the combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).

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Year Value
1990 44.04
2000 29.66
2005 23.28
2008 24.34
2010 22.24

Industrial nitrous oxide emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

Definition: Industrial nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced during the manufacturing of adipic acid and nitric acid.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).

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Year Value
1990 11,770.00
2000 3,823.30
2005 2,139.70
2008 1,709.60
2010 700.80

Nitrous oxide emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

Definition: Nitrous oxide emissions are emissions from agricultural biomass burning, industrial activities, and livestock management.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA Statistics © OECD/IEA, http://www.iea.org/stats/index.asp).

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Year Value
1990 42,574
2000 40,862
2005 40,245
2008 36,628
2010 33,010

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions