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Greenhouse gas emissions — National Inventory Report (NIR)


Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for producing Canada's official National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (Opens in a new window) and associated report (National Inventory Report: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada (Opens in a new window)). Canada's official greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory fulfills Canada's reporting obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (Opens in a new window), and is the official benchmark for greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

The GHG inventory includes emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) in the following five sectors: Energy; Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU); Agriculture; Waste; and Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).

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