Physical flow account for greenhouse gas emissions: Interactive tool


The data used to create this interactive web application is from the following listed data table:

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Statistics Canada's Physical Flow Accounts (PFA) record the annual flows of selected natural resources, products and residuals between the Canadian economy and the environment. Data are presented to reflect the activities of industries, households and governments, and follow the classification system of industries and commodities used in Statistics Canada's supply and use tables. Statistics Canada’s PFA follows the methodological guidelines of the United Nations System of Environmental-Economic Accounts (SEEA), which uses the same methodology and structure as the System of National Accounts. Therefore, Statistics Canada's emission estimates are directly comparable with economic variables/measurements such as the Gross Domestic Product. Environment and Climate Change Canada is responsible for producing Canada's official National Inventory Report on Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks. This inventory, which fulfills Canada's reporting obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is consistent with guidelines published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and is the official benchmark for greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. For more information on the methodological differences, see the physical flow accounts survey page (5115) and the note, Complementary approaches to reporting Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.

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