Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Guinea
This factsheet provides information on 2014 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Guinea. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Guinea’s total GHG emissions in 2014 were 30.18 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 0.66% of global GHG emissions. In Guinea, 46.9% percent of GHG emissions come from the land-use change and forestry sector, followed by agriculture, energy, waste, and industrial processes, which contribute 11.3 percent, 2.88 percent, 1.57 and 0.28 percent respectively.
Guinea’s GDP increased 111% from 1990 to 2014, while GHG emissions increased 40%. In 2014, Guinea’s emissions relative to GDP were nearly nine times the world average.
In its INDC, Guinea pledged to undertake GHG mitigation actions, conditional upon receipt of international support. Mitigation actions include producing 30 percent of its energy from renewable energy sources, creating an enabling environment for energy efficiency measures, improving the energy performance of the Guinean economy, making exploration of mineral resources climate-compatible, and implementing sustainable forest management.
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