Other greenhouse gas emissions, HFC, PFC and SF6 (thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent) - Country Ranking

Definition: Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.

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/.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Brazil 1,816,130.00 2012
2 Dem. Rep. Congo 655,335.00 2012
3 Bolivia 574,759.00 2012
4 Myanmar 406,274.00 2012
5 United States 389,292.10 2012
6 Russia 373,884.00 2012
7 Mozambique 364,254.00 2012
8 Canada 339,329.00 2012
9 Central African Republic 328,214.00 2012
10 Zambia 302,551.60 2012
11 Sudan 297,048.00 2012
12 China 251,254.10 2012
13 Tanzania 187,936.00 2012
14 Australia 174,653.00 2012
15 India 153,658.00 2012
16 Lao PDR 136,841.00 2012
17 Madagascar 87,364.50 2012
18 Chad 76,349.10 2012
19 Nigeria 76,218.80 2012
20 Ethiopia 73,537.00 2012
21 Cambodia 73,300.00 2012
22 Japan 71,746.26 2012
23 Botswana 70,325.50 2012
24 Cameroon 61,271.70 2012
25 Ghana 59,847.50 2012
26 Guinea 49,936.10 2012
27 Mali 47,837.10 2012
28 Zimbabwe 46,915.60 2012
29 Thailand 45,556.30 2012
30 Uganda 42,896.40 2012
31 South Africa 38,504.80 2012
32 Argentina 38,286.60 2012
33 Senegal 30,598.90 2012
34 Kazakhstan 30,363.30 2012
35 Germany 26,828.00 2012
36 Namibia 26,129.00 2012
37 Vietnam 25,707.30 2012
38 Venezuela 24,604.80 2012
39 Mexico 24,456.10 2012
40 Gabon 23,213.10 2012
41 France 21,845.13 2012
42 Congo 20,969.82 2012
43 Burkina Faso 20,544.00 2012
44 Paraguay 20,326.50 2012
45 Benin 17,453.00 2012
46 Italy 15,661.44 2012
47 United Kingdom 14,312.00 2012
48 Spain 12,885.60 2012
49 Malawi 12,868.70 2012
50 Togo 11,586.00 2012
51 Korea 8,967.68 2012
52 Turkey 8,334.87 2012
53 Nepal 7,994.98 2012
54 Sierra Leone 5,820.25 2012
55 Portugal 5,733.12 2012
56 Peru 5,662.86 2012
57 Iran 5,101.79 2012
58 Guatemala 4,998.11 2012
59 Netherlands 4,912.00 2012
60 Guinea-Bissau 4,864.69 2012
61 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4,195.94 2012
62 Egypt 3,964.58 2012
63 Philippines 3,890.60 2012
64 Malaysia 3,865.80 2012
65 Czech Republic 3,655.03 2012
66 Colombia 3,581.95 2012
67 Singapore 3,299.00 2012
68 Austria 3,249.00 2012
69 Saudi Arabia 2,891.00 2012
70 Israel 2,817.74 2012
71 Belgium 2,779.50 2012
72 Switzerland 2,731.80 2012
73 Poland 2,586.33 2012
74 Indonesia 2,555.69 2012
75 Mongolia 2,215.77 2012
76 Sweden 2,201.00 2012
77 Papua New Guinea 2,188.00 2012
78 Ukraine 1,940.09 2012
79 Norway 1,822.00 2012
80 Hungary 1,786.07 2012
81 New Zealand 1,764.25 2012
82 Denmark 1,747.00 2012
83 Chile 1,739.25 2012
84 The Gambia 1,717.17 2012
85 Honduras 1,641.25 2012
86 Slovak Republic 1,574.30 2012
87 Lesotho 1,542.45 2012
88 Greece 1,477.79 2012
89 Kuwait 1,451.00 2012
90 United Arab Emirates 1,425.00 2012
91 Niger 1,410.00 2012
92 Kenya 1,408.54 2012
93 Mauritania 1,371.00 2012
94 Latvia 1,345.62 2012
95 Bangladesh 1,328.77 2012
96 Lithuania 1,298.10 2012
97 Ireland 1,289.10 2012
98 Finland 1,284.34 2012
99 Rwanda 1,242.02 2012
100 Cuba 1,215.34 2012
101 Pakistan 1,158.59 2012
102 Azerbaijan 1,141.85 2012
103 Nicaragua 1,140.85 2012
104 Algeria 1,008.07 2012
105 Uzbekistan 989.45 2012
106 Romania 975.42 2012
107 Bosnia and Herzegovina 896.88 2012
108 Bulgaria 713.45 2012
109 Armenia 709.54 2012
110 Slovenia 601.02 2012
111 Turkmenistan 595.16 2012
112 Swaziland 570.98 2012
113 Belarus 553.02 2012
114 Angola 547.08 2012
115 Bhutan 488.46 2012
116 Burundi 488.00 2012
117 Iraq 461.17 2012
118 Brunei 427.00 2012
119 Costa Rica 375.37 2012
120 Oman 370.70 2012
121 Tajikistan 367.21 2012
122 Libya 366.00 2012
123 Afghanistan 349.00 2012
124 Liberia 322.70 2012
125 Bahrain 320.00 2012
126 Cyprus 310.00 2012
127 Iceland 262.36 2012
128 Trinidad and Tobago 261.00 2012
129 Georgia 227.46 2012
130 Jordan 193.00 2012
131 Macedonia 186.00 2012
132 Uruguay 175.10 2012
133 Malta 173.00 2012
134 Jamaica 166.30 2012
135 Belize 164.00 2012
136 Somalia 159.13 2012
137 Dominican Republic 156.23 2012
138 Albania 153.04 2012
139 Hong Kong SAR, China 150.00 2012
140 Luxembourg 146.19 2012
141 Ecuador 141.07 2012
142 El Salvador 140.26 2012
143 Panama 123.17 2012
144 Syrian Arab Republic 97.51 2012
145 Sri Lanka 90.95 2012
146 Croatia 89.30 2012
147 Haiti 82.07 2012
148 Kyrgyz Republic 67.99 2012
149 Estonia 63.89 2012
150 Fiji 52.00 2012
151 Moldova 34.19 2012
152 Mauritius 26.40 2012
153 Tunisia 18.74 2012
154 Eritrea 18.00 2012
154 Guyana 18.00 2012
156 Djibouti 17.00 2012
157 Yemen 16.00 2012
158 Morocco 15.61 2012
159 Suriname 15.00 2012
160 The Bahamas 12.79 2012
161 Antigua and Barbuda 9.81 2012
162 St. Kitts and Nevis 5.42 2012
163 Comoros 4.44 2012
164 Lebanon 3.57 2012
165 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.07 2012
166 Puerto Rico 3.00 2012
166 New Caledonia 3.00 2012
168 Grenada 2.68 2012
169 Qatar 0.00 2012
170 Solomon Islands 0.00 2012
171 Dominica 0.00 2012
172 Greenland 0.00 2012
173 Tonga 0.00 2012
174 Macao SAR, China 0.00 2012
175 St. Lucia 0.00 2012
176 Barbados 0.00 2012
177 Cayman Islands 0.00 2012
178 Samoa 0.00 2012
179 Tuvalu 0.00 2012
180 Cabo Verde 0.00 2012
181 Nauru 0.00 2012
182 Kiribati 0.00 2012
183 São Tomé and Principe 0.00 2012
184 Seychelles 0.00 2012
185 Equatorial Guinea 0.00 2012
186 Timor-Leste 0.00 2012
187 Vanuatu 0.00 2012
188 Côte d'Ivoire 0.00 2012

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Development Relevance: The addition of man-made greenhouse gases to the Atmosphere disturbs the earth's radiative balance. This is leading to an increase in the earth's surface temperature and to related effects on climate, sea level rise and world agriculture. Emissions of CO2 are from burning oil, coal and gas for energy use, burning wood and waste materials, and from industrial processes such as cement production. Emission intensity is the average emission rate of a given pollutant from a given source relative to the intensity of a specific activity. Emission intensities are also used to compare the environmental impact of different fuels or activities. The related terms - emission factor and carbon intensity - are often used interchangeably. The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly important in agricultural economies. The environmental effects of carbon dioxide are of significant interest. Carbon dioxide (CO2) makes up the largest share of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and climate change. Converting all other greenhouse gases (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)) to carbon dioxide (or CO2) equivalents makes it possible to compare them and to determine their individual and total contributions to global warming. The Kyoto Protocol, an environmental agreement adopted in 1997 by many of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is working towards curbing CO2 emissions globally.

Limitations and Exceptions: National reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines is based on national emission inventories and covers all sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions as well as carbon sinks (such as forests). To estimate emissions, the countries that are Parties to the Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) use complex, state-of-the-art methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride (F-gases (c-C4F8 GWP=8700, C2F6 GWP=9200, C3F8 GWP=7000, C4F10 GWP=7000, C5F12 GWP=7500, C6F14 GWP=7400, C7F16 GWP=7820, CF4 GWP=6500, HFC-125 GWP=2800, HFC-134a GWP=1300, HFC-143a GWP=3800, HFC-152a GWP=140, HFC-227ea GWP=2900, HFC-23 GWP=11700, HFC-236fa GWP=6300, HFC-245fa GWP=858, HFC-32 GWP=650, HFC-365mfc GWP=804, HFC-43-10-mee GWP=1300, SF6 GWP=23900). Derived as residuals from total GHG emissions, CO2 emissions, CH4 emissions, and N2O emissions in kt of CO equivalent. Other greenhouse gases covered under the Kyoto Protocol are hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. Although emissions of these artificial gases are small, they are more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide, with much higher atmospheric lifetimes and high global warming potential. The emissions are usually expressed in carbon dioxide equivalents using the global warming potential, which allows the effective contributions of different gases to be compared.

Aggregation method: Sum

Periodicity: Annual