Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Honduras
This factsheet provides information on 2013 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Honduras. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions over time, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Honduras’s total GHG emissions in 2013 were 49.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling 0.1 percent of global GHG emissions. Honduras’s 2013 GHG profile was dominated by emissions from the land-use change and forestry (LUCF) sector, which accounted for 57 percent of the country’s total emissions. Energy was the second most significant emitting sector (20%) with transportation, electricity and heat production contributing 57 percent of energy emissions. Agriculture, waste, and industrial processes (IP) contributed 12 percent, 9 percent, and 2 percent, respectively of total emissions. Within the LUCF sector, emissions were almost entirely (99%) from changes in forest land.
In 2010, Honduras developed its National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS) based on the 2010-2038 Country’s Vision and the 2010-2022 Nation's Plan. Under its mitigation objectives, Honduras plans to reduce its GHG emissions in the energy, agriculture, waste, and LUCF sectors. In its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC), Honduras commits to reducing GHG emissions by 15 percent compared to a business as usual scenario by 2030 in all sectors.
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