Greenhouse gas inventory released

June 27, 2020

The Environmental Protection Department today released the 2018 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory for Hong Kong.


Hong Kong's total GHG emissions in 2018 amounted to 40.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), a 0.5% rise compared with 2017.


The per capita GHG emissions and carbon intensity were about 5.4 tonnes and 0.015 kg CO2-e per Hong Kong dollar GDP respectively.


Electricity generation was the major source of emissions, amounting to 65.6% of the total. 


Other major emission sources were the transport sector amounting to 18.1% of the total, and waste management amounting to 7.4%. 


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