Climate change mitigation - Drivers and pressures (Liechtenstein)

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SOER Common environmental theme from Liechtenstein
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 11 May 2020


c) What are the related key drivers (D) and pressures (P) at national level?

In 2008, Liechtenstein emitted 263.4 Gg CO2 equivalent (excluding LULUCF) to the atmosphere corresponding to 7.4 tonnes CO2 equivalent per capita. About 88 % of all greenhouse gas emissions were caused by energy-related processes. These are distributed as follows: 39 % by transport, 14 % by manufacturing industries and construction, and 43 % ’other sectors‘ (residential, institutional, and commercial combustion). Compared to 1990, emissions have increased by 14.7 %.

Carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) alone amount to nearly 229.9 Gg or 87.2 % of the total emissions in 2008. Of the 229.9 Gg, 39.6 % are due to the transport sector, 14.4 % to industry, and 43.7 % to ‘other sectors’.

Methane emissions (CH4) in 2008 amount to 0.71 Gg – corresponding 14.9 Gg CO2 eq - and are largely due to agriculture (81.7 %). Compared to 1990, agricultural methane emissions have increased, which is the result of an increase in the sector’s energy and waste. The share of methane on the overall greenhouse gas emissions (in CO2 equivalent) is 0.27 %.

Nitrous oxide emissions (N2O) in 2008 amount to 0.04 Gg – corresponding 13.0 Gg CO2 eq - and arise primarily from agriculture (80.8 %) with minor contributions from transport (4.8 %) and waste (9.2 %). The share of N2O in the overall GHG emissions (in CO2 equivalent) is 0.016 %.



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