Congo - Methane emissions

Agricultural methane emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

The value for Agricultural methane emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) in Congo was 1,536 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 38 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 2,549 in 1992 and a minimum value of 1,402 in 2006.

Definition: Agricultural methane emissions are emissions from animals, animal waste, rice production, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning.

Source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

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Year Value
1970 1,838
1971 1,435
1972 1,517
1973 1,587
1974 1,542
1975 1,654
1976 1,590
1977 1,671
1978 1,692
1979 1,907
1980 1,741
1981 1,665
1982 1,773
1983 1,784
1984 1,632
1985 1,688
1986 1,739
1987 2,033
1988 1,873
1989 2,030
1990 2,370
1991 2,092
1992 2,549
1993 1,916
1994 1,979
1995 1,979
1996 1,818
1997 1,850
1998 1,729
1999 1,649
2000 1,553
2001 1,706
2002 1,476
2003 1,582
2004 1,580
2005 1,836
2006 1,402
2007 2,176
2008 1,536

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

The value for Methane emissions in energy sector (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) in Congo was 3,746 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 38 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 4,145 in 2006 and a minimum value of 1,269 in 1970.

Definition: Methane emissions from energy processes are emissions from the production, handling, transmission, and combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.

Source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

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Year Value
1970 1,269
1971 1,283
1972 1,296
1973 1,797
1974 2,059
1975 1,740
1976 1,736
1977 1,428
1978 1,403
1979 1,420
1980 1,476
1981 1,529
1982 1,575
1983 1,623
1984 1,662
1985 1,667
1986 1,685
1987 1,712
1988 1,757
1989 1,810
1990 1,824
1991 1,838
1992 1,889
1993 1,948
1994 1,940
1995 2,208
1996 2,641
1997 2,835
1998 3,247
1999 3,329
2000 3,935
2001 3,798
2002 3,065
2003 3,181
2004 3,394
2005 3,850
2006 4,145
2007 3,726
2008 3,746

Energy related methane emissions (% of total)

Energy related methane emissions (% of total) in Congo was 56.22 as of 2008. Its highest value over the past 38 years was 63.02 in 2006, while its lowest value was 19.01 in 1970.

Definition: Methane emissions from energy processes are emissions from the production, handling, transmission, and combustion of fossil fuels and biofuels.

Source: World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.

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Year Value
1970 19.01
1971 30.76
1972 28.98
1973 34.23
1974 40.62
1975 32.39
1976 35.00
1977 27.76
1978 26.47
1979 21.50
1980 25.91
1981 29.54
1982 27.39
1983 28.12
1984 34.53
1985 33.76
1986 34.26
1987 27.13
1988 34.83
1989 32.22
1990 25.35
1991 29.71
1992 21.53
1993 34.26
1994 30.75
1995 33.02
1996 41.16
1997 43.58
1998 47.80
1999 53.64
2000 48.89
2001 41.56
2002 50.84
2003 48.41
2004 46.26
2005 50.06
2006 63.02
2007 42.69
2008 56.22

Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent)

The value for Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) in Congo was 7,156 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 42 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 9,139 in 2001 and a minimum value of 4,171 in 1971.

Definition: Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production.

Source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

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Year Value
1970 6,677
1971 4,171
1972 4,472
1973 5,250
1974 5,067
1975 5,373
1976 4,960
1977 5,144
1978 5,301
1979 6,602
1980 5,694
1981 5,178
1982 5,748
1983 5,769
1984 4,813
1985 4,938
1986 4,918
1987 6,310
1988 5,045
1989 5,619
1990 7,194
1991 6,184
1992 8,773
1993 5,686
1994 6,307
1995 6,689
1996 6,418
1997 6,505
1998 6,793
1999 6,206
2000 8,050
2001 9,139
2002 6,030
2003 6,570
2004 7,337
2005 7,691
2006 6,578
2007 8,727
2008 6,663
2009 7,633
2010 7,016
2011 7,086
2012 7,156

Methane emissions (% change from 1990)

The value for Methane emissions (% change from 1990) in Congo was -0.53 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 27.03 in 2001 and a minimum value of -20.96 in 1993.

Definition: Methane emissions are those stemming from human activities such as agriculture and from industrial methane production. Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

Source: World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.

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Year Value
1991 -14.04
1992 21.95
1993 -20.96
1994 -12.33
1995 -7.03
1996 -10.79
1997 -9.58
1998 -5.57
1999 -13.73
2000 11.89
2001 27.03
2002 -16.18
2003 -8.68
2004 1.99
2005 6.91
2006 -8.57
2007 21.30
2008 -7.39
2009 6.10
2010 -2.48
2011 -1.50
2012 -0.53

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions