Switzerland's greenhouse gas inventory

The greenhouse gas inventory contains comprehensive statistics on emissions according to the requirements of the UN Climate Convention. It shows detailed information on Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions and enables a breakdown into gases, sectors and individual sources. The greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and navigation, and the greenhouse gas balance from land use (soil, vegetation) are shown separately.

The greenhouse gas inventory details all of Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions. As well as carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the use of fossil energy sources, these also include CO2 emissions from industrial processes and waste incineration, emissions of the other greenhouse gases methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and synthetic gases from a wide range of sources. In line with the guidelines of the UN Climate Convention, emissions from international aviation and navigation are shown in the greenhouse gas inventory, but are not included in the total emissions. The same applies to the greenhouse gas balance from land use, i.e. the greenhouse gas emissions and carbon fixation from soil and vegetation. The emissions shown in the greenhouse gas inventory are not corrected for weather conditions. The greenhouse gas inventory does not include emissions arising from the production of imported goods (including imported electricity).

Reduction targets and monitoring target attainment

Detailed information on Switzerland’s reduction targets and how these are monitored (with inclusion of the greenhouse gas balance from land use) is available on the following page:

Data and publications on the current greenhouse gas inventory

Switzerland’s greenhouse gas inventory is updated each year in spring on the basis of data from the year before last. The data below is based on the greenhouse gas inventory from April 2021 (next update: April 2022).

Total greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland and breakdown into gases

Evolution of Switzerland’s total greenhouse gas emissions since 1990, broken down into the greenhouse gases CO2, CH4 and N2O as well as synthetic gases (excluding international aviation and navigation and excluding the greenhouse gas balance of land use).
Breakdown of Switzerland's total greenhouse gas emissions into the greenhouse gases CO2, CH4, N2O and synthetic gases in 1990 and 2019 (excluding international aviation and navigation and excluding the greenhouse gas balance of land use).

Breakdown of Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions into sectors

Evolution of Switzerland’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1990 in the sectors in accordance with the CO2 Ordinance. The dotted line shows the emissions from the Industry sector without waste incineration.
Breakdown of Switzerland’s total greenhouse gas emissions into sectors in accordance with the CO2 Ordinance in 1990 and 2019. The Buildings sector comprises households and services. The dotted area of the Industry sector shows the share of emissions from the incineration of waste in municipal solid waste and special waste incineration plants and as an alternative fuel in industrial furnaces. The Transport sector does not include emissions from international aviation and navigation.

Detailed information on the greenhouse gas emissions for the individual sectors in accordance with the CO2 Ordinance is available on the following pages:

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