Emissions in NSW fact sheet

The NSW Government has released a NSW Climate Change Policy Framework, which includes an aspirational objective to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. This fact sheet outlines recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions in New South Wales.

Date
1 November 2016
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-522-3
  • ID OEH20160612
  • File PDF 0.3MB
  • Pages 3
  • Name emissions-fact-sheet-160612.pdf

In 2014, the most recent year for which emissions data is available, NSW greenhouse gas emissions were 130.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. This was a decline from 159.6 million tonnes of COequivalent in 1990, a saving of about 20%.

New South Wales is responsible for almost a quarter of Australia’s emissions. In 2014, New South Wales per capita emissions were 17.4 tonnes of COequivalent. This is lower than the national average of 21.7 tonnes of COequivalent.