NEW EMISSIONS INVENTORY FOR 2022

The Department of Emissions and Biofuels prepared a report on greenhouse gas emissions for the years 1990 - 2022.

NEW EMISSIONS INVENTORY FOR 2022

On Monday, January 15, we published and sent to the European Commission a new inventory of greenhouse gas emissions for the years 1990-2022. The emissions report also includes additional information on fuels, energy, emission factors, and indicators needed for new obligations under the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union.

As a result of inevitable economic changes related to the energy policy of the European Union, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by almost 10% year-on-year in 2022. The decrease was mainly caused by a 10% reduction in emissions in the energy sector and a 4% reduction in the industry sector. The only sector that saw an increase was the transport sector, with a rise of "only" 3.5%. In total, emissions decreased year-on-year by 4 Tg CO2 equivalents. Greenhouse gas emissions regulated by the EU ETS represented the lowest share since the beginning of the trading period (2005), namely just under 47%. This trend, in which emissions outside the EU ETS sector are increasing, is permanently disadvantageous for Slovakia's reduction goals. For this reason, it is necessary to urgently adopt sectoral goals for reducing emissions outside the EU ETS - in the ESR sectors.

Total greenhouse gas emissions, converted to CO2 equivalents according to GWP100 from the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC, are at the level of 37,117.27 Gg without sinks and removals from the LULUCF sector. Overall, since the base year of 1990, emissions have fallen by 49%.