Latvia

Latvia

Geopolitical Informations

Capital
Riga
Population
2.013 million (2013)
Total area
64,589 km2

Main legislative bodies

  • Saeima (Unicameral Parliament)

Latest News

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Climate Policy Facts

Emissions

Year Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF ( MtCO2e) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per Capita ( tCO2e Per Capita) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per GDP ( tCO2e / Million $ GDP)
1990 26.53 9.96 731.56
1991 24.16 9.12 762.13
1992 19.98 7.64 928.21
1993 17.09 6.67 835.6
1994 14.71 5.83 703.76
1995 12.7 5.11 613.38
1996 12.75 5.19 593.65
1997 12.15 4.99 522.39
1998 11.79 4.89 484.1
1999 10.96 4.58 429.66
2000 10.36 4.37 379.83
2001 10.86 4.65 368.52
2002 11.07 4.79 352.75
2003 11.39 4.98 338.82
2004 11.5 5.08 314.67
2005 11.7 5.22 289.37
2006 12.2 5.5 268.93
2007 12.58 5.72 252.25
2008 12.21 5.61 255.63
2009 11.69 5.46 298.36
2010 12.9 6.15 330.14
2011 11.89 5.77 289.06

The line chart shows the country’s carbon emissions by year, expressed in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) for emission totals, and in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for per capita and per dollar of GDP values. It is based on data from CAIT platform provided by the World Resource Insititute, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

By selecting or deselecting each item, you can compare or give prominence to particular emission trends.

Energy

Energy Source Production (ktoe) TPES (ktoe)
Coal 2,16 91,696
Oil 1261,146
Natural gas 1210,811
Nuclear
Hydro 318,802 318,802
Geothermal
Solar thermal
Solar photovoltaics
Tide, wave, ocean
Wind 9,804 9,804
Biomass 1869,111 1254,679
Biofuels 133,185 67,636
Waste 3,224 55,665

The double-doughnut chart shows the country’s energy production and TPES (Total Primary Energy Supply), expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). It is built on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency libraries, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

The INNER RING represents the country’s energy production from each energy source, corresponding to the quantities of fuels extracted or produced.

The OUTER RING shows the country’s total primary energy supply of each fuel. It represents the net quantities of fuels made available on the domestic market, after foreign transfers and trading. According to IEA’s definition, TPES equals production plus imports minus exports minus international bunkers plus or minus stock changes.

Differences between production and TPES are significant as they highlight the actual country’s behaviour in the matter of a given energy source. Production values and TPES values of the same energy source may vary widely, especially in case of the much-traded fossil fuels.

Energy data refers to year 2013.

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International Policy

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