Total annual greenhouse gas emissions

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Key finding

While Queensland's greenhouse gas emissions have decreased by 18% between 2005 and 2014, the state was the largest source of emissions in 2014 of all Australian jurisdictions.

Queensland’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell from 165.2 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 1990 to a low of 126.0 million tonnes in 1995. Emissions then rose steadily and peaked in 2005 at 179.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent before trending downwards again to reach 146.7 million tonnes in 2014.

Queensland was responsible for 28% of Australia’s total GHG emissions (which were just over 525 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2014). Queensland contributed more GHG emissions than any other Australian state and territory.

Emissions are broken up into different sectors. Queensland’s highest emitting sectors in 2014 were:

  • stationary energy
  • transport
  • agriculture
  • land use, land use change and forestry.

These four sectors account for 85% of Queensland’s total GHG emissions.

More information:

Indicator: Total annual greenhouse gas emissions in carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2 - e)

Total Queensland annual greenhouse gas emissions in carbon dioxide equivalent from 1990-2014 by sector. Total greenhouse gas emissions in millions of tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent comparing state and sector for 2014.

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