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Greenhouse gas emissions — Physical flow account (PFA)


Statistics Canada compiles the physical flow account (PFA) (Opens in a new window) for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with the United Nations' System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) (Opens in a new window). The account records greenhouse gas emissions that originate from Canadian economic activity and flow to the environment. The account therefore provides an overview of the GHG emissions associated with Canada's economic output.

The PFA framework follows the classification system of industries and commodities used in Statistics Canada's supply and use tables (SUT) (Opens in a new window) and aligns environmental data with economic activity, including activities associated with households. The account focuses on emissions of the three main greenhouse gases, namely carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O).

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