Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Timor-Leste
This factsheet provides information on 2010 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Timor-Leste. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Timor-Leste’s total GHG emissions in 2010 were 1.48 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MtCO2e), totaling <0.0 percent of global GHG emissions. The agriculture sector serves as the predominant source of GHG emissions in Timor-Leste, with 65 percent of emissions from agricultural emissions, 17 percent from energy, 14 percent from land-use change and forestry, and 4 percent from waste.
Per its INDC, Timor-Leste chose not to set a GHG reduction target, and instead committed to activities that would reduce emissions in sectors including transport, agriculture, forestry, energy, and waste. In the forestry sector, the GoTL is interested in exploring opportunities to execute REDD+10 activities to better conserve forests, enhance and expand carbon sinks, and use energy-efficient cookstoves to substitute use of fuel wood for household cooking and lighting.
This User Guide explains some of the terminology in this GHG Factsheet.
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