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International Energy Agency Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions from Fuel Combustion, 1960-2015

Title details

SN: 5181
Title: International Energy Agency Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions from Fuel Combustion, 1960-2015
Alternative title: IEA CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion
Persistent identifier: 10.5257/iea/co2/2012
Depositor: International Energy Agency
Principal investigator(s): International Energy Agency

Subject Categories

Energy and fuel - Environment, conservation and land use


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The International Energy Agency (IEA) datasets published by the Energy Statistics Division (ESD) contain annual and quarterly time series data from 1960 onwards on energy production, trade, stocks, transformation, consumption, prices and taxes as well as on greenhouse gas emissions for over the 30 OECD Member countries and over 100 non-OECD countries world-wide.

In OECD Member countries the data are collected by official bodies (most often the national statistics office in each country) from firms, government agencies and industry organisations and are then reported to the IEA using questionnaires to ensure international comparability. In non-OECD countries the data are collected directly from government and industry contacts and from national publications.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions from Fuel Combustion database provides a comparative analysis of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, a major source of anthropogenic emissions. The data are designed to assist in understanding the evolution of these emissions on a country, regional and worldwide basis. Data are included for 30 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries and for more than 100 non-OECD countries and regions. In general, OECD data are available from 1960 and non-OECD data from 1971 onwards. Emissions have been calculated using the IEA energy databases (see also SNs 5182-5189) and the default methods and emissions factors from the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories.

These data were first provided by the UK Data Service in June 2005 and are updated annually. The UK Data Service web site includes further information on its IEA CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion holdings, including a dataset user guide and details of latest database updates.

Citation: The bibliographic citation for the database is: International Energy Agency ({YYYY}): CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion ({Ed. YYYY}). UK Data Service. DOI: {edition specific doi - e.g.}.

Alternative DOIs: 10.1787/co2-data-en (to access via OECD.Stat subscription).
Main Topics:
Topics covered include:
  • CO2 emissions
  • fossil fuel
  • combustion
  • anthropogenic emissions
  • issues around understanding the evolution of CO2 emissions

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1960 - 2015
Country: Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Observation units: Administrative units (geographical/political)
Kind of data: Numeric data
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National
Data are included for 30 OECD member countries:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic of, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
The non-OECD countries for which the IEA holds data include:
Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Chile, People's Republic of China, Colombia, Congo Republic of, Democratic Republic of Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Republic of Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Time dimensions: Time Series
Sampling procedures: See the dataset user guide for information on sampling methodology.
Method of data collection: See the dataset user guide for further information on methodology.
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 28 June 2005
Latest edition: 03 July 2017 (13th Edition)
Copyright: Copyright International Energy Agency
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