1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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Graph Image for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions, NT

Graph Image for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions (selected sectors), NT

  • Carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for NT in 2009 totalled 17.3 million tonnes, an increase of 28.2% from 1999.
  • Agriculture accounted for 55.2% of total emissions in 2009 followed by Energy production (43.4%), Industrial processes and Waste (each 0.7%).
  • Of all states and territories, NT was the only one where most carbon dioxide equivalent emissions were produced as a result of activities associated with Agriculture rather than Energy production.

Useful Links

What are the most common greenhouse gases?

The most common greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride.

Emissions from these gases are reported under the Kyoto Protocol (an international treaty designed to limit global greenhouse emissions) and are aggregated into carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2 -e) using factors called global warming potentials (GWPS).

The Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency publishes a number of reports that together, constitute the Australian National Greenhouse Accounts.

To view the summary of state and territory Greenhouse Gas inventories, see: http://ageis.climatechange.gov.au/NGGITrend.aspx