Indicator: A-44 Greenhouse - carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by mode of travel and road transport emissions by vehicle type

Data

Domestic transport emissions by mode 1990-2003

Domestic transport emissions by mode 1990-2003

Source: Department of the Environment and Heritage and Australian Greenhouse Office 2005, National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Analysis of Recent Trends and Greenhouse Indicators 1990-2003, DEH and AGO, Canberra, figure 17, p.26

Road transport emissions by vehicle type 1990-2003

Road transport emissions by vehicle type 1990-2003

Source: Department of the Environment and Heritage and Australian Greenhouse Office 2005, National Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Analysis of Recent Trends and Greenhouse Indicators 1990-2003, DEH and AGO, Canberra, figure 18, p.26

What the data mean

Domestic transport shows a steady increase in carbon dioxide equivalent emissions over the reporting period, 1990 to 2003. Most of this is accounted for by road transport. Of road transport, passenger vehicles account for over 45 percent of emissions, with trucks and light commercials also accounting for a significant proportion.

Data Limitations

Nil known.

Issues for which this is an indicator and why

Atmosphere — Climate variability and change - Greenhouse 

The transport sector accounts for around 14 percent of Australia’s net emissions and therefore, is one of the major drivers in our level of net greenhouse emissions. Emissions from the transport sector by vehicle type is a direct indicator for this issue.

Other indicators for this issue:

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