Canada - PFC gas emissions

PFC gas emissions (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent)

Definition: Perfluorocarbons, used as a replacement for chlorofluorocarbons in manufacturing semiconductors, are a byproduct of aluminum smelting and uranium enrichment.

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

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Year Value
1990 8,600
2000 7,110
2005 6,238
2008 5,944
2010 4,209


Topic: Environment Indicators

Sub-Topic: Emissions