Greenhouse gas inventory released

June 27, 2022

The Environmental Protection Department today released the 2020 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory for Hong Kong.


Hong Kong's total GHG emissions in 2020 amounted to 33.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e), a 16% drop compared with 2019.


The per capita GHG emissions and carbon intensity were about 4.5 tonnes and 0.013 kg CO2-e per Hong Kong dollar GDP respectively.


Electricity generation was the major source of emissions, amounting to 60.4% of the total.


Other major emission sources were the transport sector amounting to 19.7% of the total and waste management amounting to 8.7%.


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