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Environmental accounts. Air Emission Accounts. Preview 2022 and year 2021 21 November 2023

The Spanish economy emitted 304.4 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2022, 3.1% more than in 2021. These emissions have decreased by 26.9% since 2008. 22.7% of emissions corresponded to households.

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Greenhouse gas emissions - Serie 2008-2022
Indicator Note Value Variation
Total 304,438.2 3.1
Carbon dioxide 247,834.0 4.5
Methane 40,605.6 -2.1
Nitrous oxide 10,070.3 -11.4
Other GHG 5,928.4 12.8
  • Value: thousands of tonnes of equivalent CO2. Variation: Percentage over the previous year
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Serie 2008-2022 Published: 21/11/2023
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The objective of the Environmental Accounts (EA) is to integrate the environmental information in a coherent way in the central system of National Accounts. They include a set of satellite accounts, with annual transmission, compiled using the accounting formats applicable to the different sectoral and territorial areas, with a strong presence of physical data. They show the interaction between the economy, households and environmental factors.

The Air Emissions Accounts present data regarding the polluting emissions into the atmosphere, in a way that is compatible with the National Accounts System, registering the emitting agents, broken down by branch of economic activity and households as final consumers.

Air Emissions Accounts¿ estimates are carried out from the National Inventories of Atmospheric Emissions, prepared by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. They use the IPCC and EMEP/EEA methodology with the NFR/CRF nomenclature (Nomenclature for reports/common report format), which groups the emissions within sectors, categories and subcategories.