South Korea Has an Outstanding Climate Data reporting System, Though It Is not Available in English

Spotlight Activity: South Korea Has an Outstanding Climate Data reporting System, Though It Is not Available in English

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center (supervised by Ministry of Environment) produces information on greenhouse gas emissions in South Korea is based on data from government ministries including the Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. The data that the Center collects is used to establish Korea’s response strategy in international climate negotiations, thereby supporting its statistical significance.

Data collected by the Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Research Center includes the following:

DOI. http://www.index.go.kr/potal/main/EachDtlPageDetail.do?idx_cd=1464

South Korea’s Greenhouse Gas Emission

[Unit” Million CO₂eq.]
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total Emission 597.6 657.4 682.9 687.1 696.7 690.9 692.9 694.1
Net Emission 540.5 603 628.7 638 652 648.3 650.1 649.6
– Energy Sector 512.9 565.8 594.2 596.9 606.2 598.8 602.4 604.8
– Industrial Sector 47.6 54.4 52.1 53 53.3 56 53.3 51.5
– Agriculture 21.7 22.2 21.2 21.5 21.4 20.8 20.9 21.2
– LULUCF -57.1 -54.4 -54.2 -49.1 -44.7 -42.7 -42.9 -44.5
– Waste 15.4 15 15.5 15.7 15.9 15.4 16.4 16.5
Growth Rate(percent) 0.8 10 3.9 0.6 1.4 -0.8 0.3 0.2

 

Breakdown of Greenhouse Gas Emission

[Unit” Million CO₂eq.]

  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
Total 292.9 316.2 343.1 378.8 403.8 437.3
CO₂ 252.3 275.2 299.0 334.4 356.4 385.2
CH₄ 30.3 30.2 29.6 29.0 29.0 28.6
N₂O 9.2 9.7 12.3 12.8 13.7 14.7
HFCs 1.0 0.8 1.9 2.1 3.8 5.1
PFCs 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1
SF6 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.9 3.6

 

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
471.1 500.8 430.2 468.3 501.4 514.6 536.0
417.7 443.6 377.4 409.6 441.6 457.0 475.8
29.0 29.2 27.9 27.6 27.5 27.8 28.0
15.8 16.8 17.0 17.5 18.3 18.5 18.4
5.8 7.2 4.9 8.1 8.4 5.9 8.7
0.6 1.7 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.0 2.0
2.3 2.4 1.4 3.6 3.2 3.4 3.3

 

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
546.3 555.2 559.1 564.5 579.5 592.7 597.6
484.2 490.2 494.5 501.1 522.8 536.4 541.4
27.9 27.0 26.9 26.9 26.5 26.5 26.5
21.8 24.3 22.9 22.2 13.1 12.5 12.9
6.4 6.6 6.7 6.1 7.4 6.9 5.8
2.3 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0 2.8 2.0
3.8 4.3 5.4 5.3 6.8 7.6 8.8

 

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
657.4 682.9 687.1 696.7 690.9 692.9 694.1
594.7 624.3 627.2 636.4 629.7 634.5 637.6
26.9 26.6 26.5 26.5 26.0 26.0 26.0
13.6 13.4 13.9 14.2 13.9 14.3 14.8
8.1 7.9 8.7 8.1 8.5 7.9 7.4
2.3 2.1 2.3 2.3 2.4 1.5 1.5
11.9 8.8 8.5 9.3 10.4 8.7 6.8

 

CO2 Emission from Energy Sector in South Korea

[Unit” Million Ton CO₂]

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
232.7 251.6 272.6 303.5 323.3 349.4
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
381.2 405.4 345.9 376.4 405.3 419.2
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
437.8 445.2 452.6 460.4 466.5 485.0
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
498.3 505.4 557.3 585.3 587.6 596.5
2014 2015
589.3 592.8

Status: Moving Forward

Take Action

To General Information Center of Greenhouse Gases, Ministry of Environment,

We, Climate Scorecard, appreciate your efforts to collect greenhouse gas emissions of South Korea, which is useful.We would like to congratulate you! If you can have more detailed breakdowns of your data available in English, it will be appreciated.

 

Send Action Alert Message to:

Jaein Kim

Researcher

Planning & Administration Team

Email: hanakim16@korea.kr

Tel: +82.2.6943.1397

Fax: +82.2.6943.1354

Address

#501(5Fl.) Gwanghwamun Officia Building, 163 Sinmunno 1-ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

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