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A Flowchart of New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The flowchart provides an indication of total emissions as reported in “New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990 – 2006

All numbers have been rounded. For the underlying data, please download the Common Report Format tables.

In 2006, total greenhouse gas emissions were 77.9 megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e).

This flowchart is interactive. Click a section of the flowchart to go to the relevant section of the full inventory report

HFCs, PFCs and SF6 = hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride.

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Table 1.1A: Sector proportions of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions: 2006

of total emissions (%)
Proportion of total
carbon dioxide emitted(%)
Proportion of total methane emitted %) Proportion of total nitrous oxide emitted (%) Proportion of total HFCs, PFCs and SF6 emitted(%)
Energy 44 90 3 2 -
Industrial processes 5 10 <1 <1 100
Agriculture 48 - 90 96 -
Waste 2 0 6 1 -

Note: All figures have been rounded. The solvents and other product use sector as reported in the Greenhouse Gas Inventory, has been added to the industrial processes sector. HFCs = hydrofluorocarbons, PFCs = perfluorocarbons and SF6 = sulphur hexafluoride.

Table 1.1B: Greenhouse gas proportions of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions: 2006

Greenhouse gas Proportion of total emissions
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 47
Methane (CH4) 35
Nitrous oxide (N2O) 17
HFCs, PFCs and SF6 1