This indicator shows New Zealand’s total net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, in kilotonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (kT CO2-e). Net GHG emissions include gross GHG emissions combined with the emissions and removals from land use, land-use change and the forestry (LULUCF) sector. There is a distinction between gross GHG emissions and net GHG emissions because some industries in the LULUCF sector both emit and remove GHGs.
Net GHG emissions are reported in ‘CO2 equivalents’ so that different greenhouse gases can be compared with each other and added together.
Net greenhouse gas emissions in 2017 were