Greenhouse gas emissions

From Stats NZ (2017)

New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have increased 54 percent since 1990

  • New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions increased 54 percent between 1990 and 2014. Total emissions increased 23 percent.
  • A total of 24.4 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent was removed from the atmosphere in 2014, equivalent to 30 percent of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions that year. There has been a 16 percent decline in removals since 1990.
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, and so remove it from the atmosphere. The increase in net emissions and decrease in removals are partly explained by the large quantity of forests planted in the early 1990s, which are now mature or have been harvested.

New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions have increased 111 percent since 1990 – From Stats NZ (2014)

  • New Zealand’s net greenhouse gas emissions increased 111 percent between 1990 and 2012. Total emissions increased 25 percent.
  • A total of 26.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent was removed from the atmosphere in 2012, equivalent to 35 percent of New Zealand’s total greenhouse gas emissions that year. There has been a 29 percent decline in removals since 1990.
  • Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow, and so remove it from the atmosphere. The increase in net emissions and decrease in removals are partly explained by the large quantity of forests planted in the early 1990s, which are now mature or have been harvested.

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