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

Reconciliation account for UNFCCC of greenhouse gas emissions, category

Reconciliation account for UNFCCC refers to the difference between the totals reported in the Physical Flow Account for Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Canada's National Inventory Report on Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks. These reconciliation items are included with the Greenhouse Gas Account to demonstrate these differences.

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 classifications and/or lists:

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