New Zealand’s Interactive Emissions Tracker

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These graphs and tables summarise the data from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory is the official annual report of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. This tool shows the data from the latest Inventory report. For a summary see the 1990-2015 Snapshot.

The Inventory reports on 5 sectors which are groupings of related processes, sources and sinks of greenhouse gases:
Energy – (eg, road transport and electricity production)
Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) – (eg, metals, minerals and chemicals)
Agriculture – (eg, nitrous oxide from fertiliser, methane from livestock digestive systems and manure)
Waste – (eg, solid waste and wastewater)
Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) – (eg, forest land, cropland, grassland, wetlands, settlements, other land).

Gross emissions comprise greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors excluding LULUCF.

Net emissions comprise greenhouse gas emissions and removals from all sectors including LULUCF.
Net emissions are lower than gross emissions because the LULUCF sector currently removes more greenhouse gas from the atmosphere than it emits.

Note: Emissions or removals of less than 0.005 kt CO2-e may not always show up in the tables as they are rounded to 2 d.p.

Please note this information contains only historical greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to the latest reported year. The latest reported year is approximately 15 months behind the current calendar year to give time for countries to collect data.

For more information see


Emissions from sectors

*columns may not total due to rounding

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Year Emissions (kt CO₂-e)

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Gas Emissions (kt CO₂-e)