North America Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2021

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2012 was 7,371,537.24, a 3.08% decline from 2011.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2011 was 7,605,750.83, a 1.71% increase from 2010.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2010 was 7,478,081.30, a 1.68% increase from 2009.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2009 was 7,354,493.87, a 2.69% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
World 53,526,302.83
East Asia & Pacific 18,822,910.63
OECD members 16,443,472.04
North America 7,371,537.24
Latin America & Caribbean 5,746,908.25
Sub-Saharan Africa 4,601,155.11
European Union 4,116,310.46
South Asia 3,648,610.44
Euro Area 3,160,160.76
North America Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2012 7,371,537.24 -3.08%
2011 7,605,750.83 1.71%
2010 7,478,081.30 1.68%
2009 7,354,493.87 -2.69%
2008 7,557,917.20 -5.77%
2007 8,021,018.55 1.67%
2006 7,889,609.97 -1.79%
2005 8,033,191.90 -3.04%
2004 8,285,000.24 4.30%
2003 7,943,171.25 0.66%
2002 7,891,000.05 4.65%
2001 7,540,280.17 -2.46%
2000 7,730,285.77 1.31%
1999 7,630,224.09 -3.15%
1998 7,878,564.93 6.26%
1997 7,414,483.15 1.89%
1996 7,276,980.58 1.04%
1995 7,201,819.00 0.27%
1994 7,182,693.31 3.52%
1993 6,938,768.99 2.70%
1992 6,756,637.70 0.84%
1991 6,700,374.79 -0.67%
1990 6,745,431.46 -3.86%
1989 7,016,378.80 3.03%
1988 6,809,717.18 7.83%
1987 6,315,318.58 0.28%
1986 6,297,473.25 -0.89%
1985 6,354,321.23 0.36%
1984 6,331,562.96 3.81%
1983 6,098,981.32 -0.20%
1982 6,111,325.99 -6.42%
1981 6,530,407.25 -1.18%
1980 6,608,490.85 -2.70%
1979 6,792,033.97 2.83%
1978 6,605,082.22 -0.28%
1977 6,623,394.69 2.70%
1976 6,449,398.88 6.26%
1975 6,069,698.79 -3.58%
1974 6,295,263.05 -2.15%
1973 6,433,903.38 3.74%
1972 6,202,077.96 4.18%
1971 5,953,199.32 0.97%
1970 5,895,826.53 0.97%