1. Emissions

  2. Australian Capital Territory

Emissions - ACT

What is Mt CO₂-e? Emissions are a combination of gases. Most are Carbon Dioxide (CO₂). The other gases are measured as a Carbon Dioxide equivalent (CO₂-e) based on the amount of heat they trap in the atmosphere. They’re measured in Million Tonnes (Mt).

Total and Target

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Explainer

The Australian Capital Territory has the most ambitious emissions reduction targets in Australia.

They are:

  • 2025 Target: 50-60% lower than 1990s levels
  • 2045 Target: Net 0 Mt CO₂-e

It aims to reach net-zero five years earlier than the national targets.

This data helps you track progress. 

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Data

Total and Target

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 1.5 10.0% 9.7%
2013-14 1.5 1.3% 11.1%
2014-15 1.6 1.4% 12.7%
2015-16 1.4 10.2% 1.2%
2016-17 1.4 3.4% 2.3%
2017-18 1.1 16.3% 18.2%
2018-19 1.2 3.0% 15.8%
2019-20 1.2 1.2% 16.8%
2020-21 1.1 2.1% 18.5%

Trend

Total and Target

Australian Capital Territory

Comparison

Total and Target

Australian Capital Territory

Energy - Total

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Data

Energy - Total

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 1.1 0.6% 20.9%
2013-14 1.1 3.3% 17.0%
2014-15 1.1 7.1% 25.3%
2015-16 1.2 4.8% 31.2%
2016-17 1.1 3.9% 26.1%
2017-18 1.1 3.2% 22.0%
2018-19 1.1 2.6% 25.1%
2019-20 0.94 16.6% 4.3%
2020-21 0.943 0.3% 4.7%

Trend

Energy - Total

Australian Capital Territory

Transport

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Data

Transport

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 1.1 0.4% 19.3%
2013-14 1.0 3.1% 15.6%
2014-15 1.1 6.3% 22.9%
2015-16 1.1 5.2% 29.3%
2016-17 1.1 4.2% 23.9%
2017-18 1.1 3.1% 20.1%
2018-19 1.1 2.7% 23.3%
2019-20 0.898 17.3% 2.0%
2020-21 0.901 0.2% 2.3%

Trend

Transport

Australian Capital Territory

Agriculture

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Data

Agriculture

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 0.028 0.7% 31.3%
2013-14 0.021 24.9% 48.4%
2014-15 0.023 9.1% 43.7%
2015-16 0.028 20.6% 32.1%
2016-17 0.028 0.3% 32.3%
2017-18 0.024 14.1% 41.9%
2018-19 0.018 25.1% 56.5%
2019-20 0.015 16.3% 63.6%
2020-21 0.019 27.6% 53.5%

Trend

Agriculture

Australian Capital Territory

Fugitive Emissions

Industrial Processes

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Data

Industrial Processes

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 0.143 4.3% 113.8%
2013-14 0.154 7.9% 130.6%
2014-15 0.163 6.0% 144.4%
2015-16 0.169 3.8% 153.6%
2016-17 0.175 3.3% 161.9%
2017-18 0.175 0.1% 162.2%
2018-19 0.19 8.3% 184.0%
2019-20 0.191 0.9% 186.4%
2020-21 0.213 11.2% 218.7%

Trend

Industrial Processes

Australian Capital Territory

Data

Waste

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 0.162 0.7% 23.5%
2013-14 0.178 9.8% 16.0%
2014-15 0.184 3.6% 13.0%
2015-16 0.182 1.0% 13.9%
2016-17 0.165 9.2% 21.9%
2017-18 0.104 37.2% 50.9%
2018-19 0.14 34.3% 34.1%
2019-20 0.206 47.9% 2.5%
2020-21 0.135 34.8% 36.4%

Trend

Waste

Australian Capital Territory

Land Use

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Data

Land Use

Australian Capital Territory

YEAR

Mt CO₂-e

NET

v 2005

2012-13 0.104 62.0% 39.2%
2013-14 0.139 33.5% 18.9%
2014-15 0.069 50.1% 59.6%
2015-16 -0.153 320.5% 189.2%
2016-17 -0.143 6.6% 183.3%
2017-18 -0.263 84.0% 253.3%
2018-19 -0.302 14.6% 275.6%
2019-20 -0.194 35.5% 213.2%
2020-21 -0.175 9.8% 202.1%

Trend

Land Use

Australian Capital Territory

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