Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 811–821, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-811-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 811–821, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-811-2022

Data description paper 22 Feb 2022

Data description paper | 22 Feb 2022

Emissions of greenhouse gases from energy use in agriculture, forestry and fisheries: 1970–2019

Alessandro Flammini et al.

Data sets

Emissions from energy used in agriculture (on-farm) Francesco Tubiello and Xueyao Pan https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5153241

FAOSTAT Emissions - Agriculture, Energy Use FAO http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/GN

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Short summary
Fossil-fuel-based energy used in agriculture, for crop and livestock production as well as in fisheries, generates significant amounts of greenhouse gases (GHG), which are typically not accounted for within the agriculture sector of national GHG inventories. Using activity data from UNSD and IEA, we construct a new database of energy use in agriculture and related emissions, covering the period 1970–2019 by country and by fossil fuel type, including emissions from electricity used on the farm.