Global GHG emissions from reservoirs by emission type 2016

This statistic displays the distribution of greenhouse gas emissions released by man-made reservoirs around the world by gas type. About 17 percent of emissions from reservoirs are carbon dioxide. Reservoirs are held behind about 1 million dams around the world and are created for electricity generation and irrigation, among other purposes.

Distribution of greenhouse gas emissions released by man-made reservoirs worldwide as of 2016, by gas type

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Release date

September 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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