South Korea: Greenhouse gas emissions

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 South Korea

Greenhouse gas emissions

 Latest value 659330
 Reference 2020
 Measure kt of CO2 equivalent
 Source World bank

For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1990 to 2020. The average value for South Korea during that period was 543683 kt of CO2 equivalent with a minimum of 280644 kt of CO2 equivalent in 1990 and a maximum of 714467 kt of CO2 equivalent in 2018. The latest value from 2020 is 659330 kt of CO2 equivalent. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 185 countries is 241624 kt of CO2 equivalent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and savanna burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
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