Greenhouse gas inventory

The Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit at Statistics Finland is responsible for the preparation and reporting of Finland's national greenhouse gas inventory under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. These pages describe the national greenhouse gas inventory system in Finland, present the main related agreements and guidelines for reporting and the latest inventory estimates and reports. The Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit also produces performance indicators for the EU's climate policy. In addition, the Greenhouse Gas Inventory unit co-ordinates the preparation of the national communication under the UNFCCC.



During the Kyoto Protocol's second commitment period (2013 to 2020), the calculation of emissions and commitments has changed due to the revised, internationally agreed methodological and reporting guidelines for greenhouse gas emissions. Compared with the Kyoto Protocol's first commitment period (2008 to 2012), Finland's emissions level has risen by one to four per cent, depending on the year. The emissions level is influenced, for example, by the revised GWP values (global warming potential) used in commensurating greenhouse gases, the allocation of emissions and the methodological changes made.


Development of greenhouse gas emissions by sector in Finland in 1990 to 2020.

According to Statistics Finland’s preliminary data, the total emissions of greenhouse gases in 2020 corresponded with 48.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2 eq.). Emissions have fallen by 32 per cent from the comparison year 1990 and by 9 per cent from the previous year.

The data are based on report to be submitted by Statistics Finland to the UNFCCC by  15th of January  2022 concerning emissions in 1990 to 2020. More detailed information can be be found from the latest release.


Last updated 3 Aug 2022