The Industry sector shows the emissions caused by energy use and processes in industrial activities. It also includes emissions from the incineration of waste in municipal solid waste and special waste incineration plants and as an alternative fuel in industrial furnaces.
The greenhouse gas emissions in the Industry sector mainly consist of carbon dioxide (CO2), which is produced when using fossil fuels for energy, when incinerating waste (municipal solid waste and special waste incineration plants, alternative fuel in industrial furnaces) and during the process of manufacturing cement. The Industry sector also includes emissions from construction and industrial machinery. Compared with CO2, emissions of methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) are relatively low in the Industry sector. The CH4 emissions are mainly the result of gas losses from the transportation and use of natural gas for energy. The N2O emissions predominantly come from the chemical industry.
Kenngrössen zur Entwicklung der Treibhausgasemissionen in der Schweiz (1990-2021) (PDF, 1 MB, 11.04.2023)Stand April 2023 (in German, also available in French)
Emissionsübersicht: Tabellen zum Bericht (Version Juli 2023) (XLSX, 350 kB, 11.07.2023)Tabellen zum Bericht «Emissionen von Treibhausgasen nach CO2-Gesetz und Übereinkommen von Paris» (in German, also available in French)
Last modification 11.04.2023