1367.0 - State and Territory Statistical Indicators, 2011  
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CARBON EMISSIONS



Graph Image for Carbon Dioxide Equivalent Emissions, WA



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



  • Carbon dioxide equivalent emissions for WA in 2009 totalled 77.1 million tonnes, an increase of 22.5% from 1999.
  • Energy production accounted for 75.7% of total emissions followed by Agriculture (16.1%), Industrial processes (6.6%), and Waste (1.6%).
  • WA produced 14.1% of total Australian emissions in 2009.

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