New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of all anthropogenic (human induced) emissions and removals of greenhouse gases in New Zealand. The inventory measures New Zealand’s progress against obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.
In 1990, New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions were 60,641.4 gigagrams carbon dioxide equivalent (Gg CO2-e). In 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions had increased by 15,406.5 Gg CO2-e (25.4 per cent) to 76,048.0 Gg CO2-e. The four emission sources that contributed the most to this increase in total emissions were dairy enteric fermentation, road transport, agricultural soils, and consumption of hydrofluorcarbons.
In 2012, net removals under Article 3.3 of the Kyoto Protocol were 14,968.6 Gg CO2-e from land subject to afforestation, reforestation and deforestation.