Market Snapshot: Canada’s historical GHG emissions

Release date: 2017-12-27

Explore this interactive chart to learn about greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Canada. Which sectors, provinces, and territories emit the most and least, and how have trends changed over time? GHGs are measured in megatonnes of CO2 equivalent (MT CO2e).

Annual provincial and territorial GHG emissions by sector

Source and Description

Source: National Inventory Report 1990-2015: Greenshouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada Data

Description:: The stacked column graph above shows GHG emissions by sector in Canada from 1990 to 2015. Overall, GHG emissions in Canada increased from 611 MT CO2e in 1990 to 722 MT CO2e in 2015, after peaking at 751 MT CO2e in 2004. In 1990 the largest GHG-emitting sector was industries and manufacturing. However since 1993 the oil and gas sector and transportation sector have been the largest emitters. Click the link above to access the full data set.

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