Belgium - Methane emissions

Agricultural methane emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

The value for Agricultural methane emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) in Belgium was 5,517.76 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,776.77 in 1996 and a minimum value of 0.00 in 1969.

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
1969 0.00
1970 5,298.57
1971 5,380.50
1972 5,318.20
1973 5,519.47
1974 5,803.03
1975 5,778.61
1976 5,672.23
1977 5,712.12
1978 5,760.95
1979 5,858.14
1980 5,893.74
1981 5,920.72
1982 5,897.48
1983 6,011.31
1984 6,123.33
1985 6,166.98
1986 6,185.13
1987 6,333.91
1988 6,291.51
1989 6,364.96
1990 6,635.14
1991 6,732.98
1992 6,732.25
1993 6,703.94
1994 6,660.95
1995 6,738.68
1996 6,776.77
1997 6,473.01
1998 6,408.32
1999 6,730.74
2000 6,530.32
2001 6,434.63
2002 6,156.44
2003 5,902.82
2004 5,830.64
2005 5,702.51
2006 5,635.32
2007 5,580.57
2008 5,517.76

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 Belgium was 1,399.08 as of 2008. As the graph below shows, over the past 39 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 6,176.38 in 1970 and a minimum value of 0.00 in 1969.

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
1969 0.00
1970 6,176.38
1971 5,669.19
1972 5,595.99
1973 5,674.57
1974 5,612.93
1975 5,480.22
1976 5,437.22
1977 5,476.46
1978 5,179.00
1979 5,086.27
1980 5,079.20
1981 4,997.82
1982 5,013.03
1983 4,755.49
1984 4,815.82
1985 4,918.72
1986 4,532.20
1987 4,033.32
1988 3,110.48
1989 2,975.16
1990 2,693.58
1991 2,632.14
1992 2,350.80
1993 2,340.28
1994 2,138.89
1995 2,102.80
1996 1,958.13
1997 1,824.03
1998 1,694.01
1999 1,654.64
2000 1,653.24
2001 1,560.69
2002 1,399.31
2003 1,296.72
2004 1,298.95
2005 1,243.24
2006 1,292.53
2007 1,323.44
2008 1,399.08

Energy related methane emissions (% of total)

Energy related methane emissions (% of total) in Belgium was 14.67 as of 2008. Its highest value over the past 38 years was 43.73 in 1970, while its lowest value was 12.92 in 2005.

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 43.73
1971 41.29
1972 41.06
1973 40.64
1974 39.48
1975 39.20
1976 39.15
1977 39.15
1978 37.65
1979 36.83
1980 36.76
1981 36.32
1982 36.52
1983 34.95
1984 34.87
1985 35.19
1986 33.26
1987 30.33
1988 25.02
1989 23.96
1990 21.64
1991 21.04
1992 19.12
1993 19.42
1994 17.81
1995 17.30
1996 16.71
1997 16.05
1998 15.24
1999 14.61
2000 14.92
2001 14.57
2002 13.65
2003 13.08
2004 13.11
2005 12.92
2006 13.49
2007 13.86
2008 14.67

Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent)

The value for Methane emissions (kt of CO2 equivalent) in Belgium was 9,243 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 42 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 14,216 in 1974 and a minimum value of 9,243 in 2012.

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 14,123
1971 13,729
1972 13,629
1973 13,962
1974 14,216
1975 13,980
1976 13,888
1977 13,987
1978 13,757
1979 13,810
1980 13,818
1981 13,761
1982 13,727
1983 13,607
1984 13,812
1985 13,979
1986 13,627
1987 13,298
1988 12,430
1989 12,415
1990 12,445
1991 12,512
1992 12,298
1993 12,053
1994 12,007
1995 12,158
1996 11,716
1997 11,368
1998 11,113
1999 11,323
2000 11,079
2001 10,710
2002 10,250
2003 9,916
2004 9,906
2005 9,624
2006 9,584
2007 9,547
2008 9,538
2009 9,586
2010 9,632
2011 9,415
2012 9,243

Methane emissions (% change from 1990)

The value for Methane emissions (% change from 1990) in Belgium was -25.726 as of 2012. As the graph below shows, over the past 21 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 0.538 in 1991 and a minimum value of -25.726 in 2012.

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 0.538
1992 -1.183
1993 -3.147
1994 -3.519
1995 -2.309
1996 -5.859
1997 -8.655
1998 -10.702
1999 -9.018
2000 -10.976
2001 -13.942
2002 -17.637
2003 -20.318
2004 -20.401
2005 -22.670
2006 -22.988
2007 -23.284
2008 -23.360
2009 -22.972
2010 -22.601
2011 -24.349
2012 -25.726

Classification

Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions