Environment and natural resources indicators
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|Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (megatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq))||741||731||718||750||734||..|
|GHG emissions per capita (tonnes of CO2eq)||23.2||22.7||22.0||22.8||22.0||..|
|GHG emissions by final demand|
|Total household 1 (megatonnes of CO2eq)||423||415||411 p||..||..||..|
|Total household per capita (tonnes of CO2eq)||13.2||12.9||12.6 p||..||..||..|
|Direct household 2 (megatonnes of CO2eq)||110||111||109 p||..||..||..|
|Indirect household 3 (megatonnes of CO2eq)||313||304||302 p||..||..||..|
|Exports (megatonnes of CO 2eq)||277||274||264 p||..||..||..|
|Value of selected natural resources|
|Land (millions of current dollars)||1,227,819||1,367,002||1,532,193||1,708,196||1,824,120||1,891,438|
|Timber (millions of current dollars)||311,771||283,572||265,747||246,713||236,556||192,660|
|Subsoil resource stocks (millions of current dollars)||566,179||805,761||931,530||941,765||1,543,864||914,173|
|Average farm pesticide expenditures (current dollars)||7,602||7,792||8,268||9,147||11,361||11,572|
|Air quality 4|
|Ozone (population weighted, parts per billion)||36||40||38||39||37||..|
|PM2.5 (population weighted, micrograms per cubic metre)||9||10||8||8||8||..|
Total household greenhouse gas emissions are the sum of direct plus indirect household greenhouse gas emissions.
Direct household greenhouse gas emissions include all greenhouse gas emissions due to energy use in the home and for private motor vehicles.
Indirect household greenhouse gas emissions are those business-sector emissions due to the production of the goods and services purchased by households. An estimate of the greenhouse gas emissions from foreign companies due to the production of the imported goods purchased by Canadian households is included.
Ground level ozone and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) are two key components of smog that have been linked to health impacts ranging from minor respiratory problems to hospitalizations and premature death. Exposure studies indicate that adverse health effects can occur even with low concentrations of these pollutants in the air. Annual data are revised, based on the latest release of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators report.
Statistics Canada, CANSIM tables 051-0001, 153-0046, 378-0005 and 002-0044 (accessed February 28, 2011). Environment Canada, 2010, National Inventory Report 1990-2008: Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks in Canada, Catalogue no. En81-4/2008E-PDF. Environment Canada, 2010, Environmental Indicators - Air Quality Data, www.ec.gc.ca/indicateurs-indicators/default.asp?lang=en&n=B1385495-1#air1_en (accessed February 28, 2011). Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division, Material and Energy Flow Accounts.
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