Over 60% of Greenhouse Gases are emitted by three economic sectors

The energy supply sector, industry/manufacturing and forestry sectors together account for over 60% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The forestry sector’s contribution is mainly through worldwide deforestation, as trees cut down to clear space for agriculture and other land uses can no longer absorb carbon dioxide, and if left to rot or burned, emit CO2 stored in trunks and leaves.

This graphic is part of the publication Keeping Track of Our Changing Environment.

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