Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounts - Physical Flow Accounts (PFA)

Canada's submission to UNFCCC of greenhouse gas emissions, measure

Canadas submission to UNFCCC' refers to Environment Canada's commitment to produce Canada's National Inventory Report on Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks and the common reporting format tables related to it. This inventory fulfills Canada's reporting obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and is the official benchmark for greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

Greenhouse gas emissions refer to the release, into the atmosphere, of gaseous constituents, both natural and anthropogenic, that absorb and re-emit infrared radiation. The primary greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and ozone. The emissions account produced by Statistics Canada focuses on emissions to air of the three main greenhouse gases (namely, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide). It covers releases from both combustion (e.g. the use of fossil fuels), and industrial processes (e.g. venting of natural gas by pipelines).

The data for this variable are reported using the following measurements:

  • Kilotonnes
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