North America Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2022

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 2018 was 6,748,550.00, a 3% increase from 2017.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 6,552,170.00, a 0.76% decline from 2016.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 6,602,470.00, a 1.63% decline from 2015.
  • North America greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2015 was 6,711,580.00, a 1.9% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
World 45,873,850.00
East Asia & Pacific 17,659,720.00
OECD members 14,851,080.00
North America 6,748,550.00
South Asia 4,195,430.00
European Union 3,567,090.00
Latin America & Caribbean 3,178,850.00
Euro Area 2,716,570.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 2,360,480.00
North America Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2018 6,748,550.00 3.00%
2017 6,552,170.00 -0.76%
2016 6,602,470.00 -1.63%
2015 6,711,580.00 -1.90%
2014 6,841,350.00 0.40%
2013 6,814,090.00 2.27%
2012 6,662,950.00 -3.49%
2011 6,904,190.00 -2.99%
2010 7,116,780.00 3.81%
2009 6,855,460.00 -6.32%
2008 7,318,170.00 -2.69%
2007 7,520,400.00 1.65%
2006 7,398,430.00 -1.44%
2005 7,506,900.00 0.35%
2004 7,480,880.00 1.03%
2003 7,404,800.00 1.07%
2002 7,326,440.00 -1.89%
2001 7,467,870.00 -0.86%
2000 7,532,910.00 2.35%
1999 7,360,200.00 0.01%
1998 7,359,500.00 0.58%
1997 7,317,220.00 3.76%
1996 7,052,200.00 2.70%
1995 6,866,470.00 1.13%
1994 6,789,440.00 1.67%
1993 6,677,800.00 1.60%
1992 6,572,320.00 1.51%
1991 6,474,500.00 -0.70%
1990 6,520,120.00 -7.07%
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%