Climatic Change

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 15–58

National greenhouse gas accounts: Current anthropogenic sources and sinks

  • Susan Subak
  • Paul Raskin
  • David Von Hippel

DOI: 10.1007/BF01094083

Cite this article as:
Subak, S., Raskin, P. & Von Hippel, D. Climatic Change (1993) 25: 15. doi:10.1007/BF01094083


This study provides estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from the major anthropogenic sources for 142 countries. The data compilation is comprehensive in approach, including emissions from CO, CH4, and N2O, and ten halocarbons, in addition to CO2. The sources include emissions from fossil fuel production and use, cement production, halocarbons, landfills, land use changes, biomass burning, rice and livestock production and fertilizer consumption. The approach used to derive these estimates corresponds closely with the simple methodologies proposed by the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Task Force of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The inventory includes a new estimate of greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion based principally on data from the International Energy Agency. The research methodologies for estimating emissions from all sources is briefly described and compared with other recent studies in the literature.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Subak
    • 1
  • Paul Raskin
    • 2
  • David Von Hippel
    • 3
  1. 1.Stockholm Environment InstituteCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Stockholm Environment Institute - BostonTellus InstituteBostonUSA
  3. 3.Stockholm Environment InstituteEugeneUSA