Gustavo Bernal Torres
More Than 70,000 of the Highest GHG Emitting Sources Identified in Largest Global Inventory
Climate TRACE coalition released the most detailed facility-level global inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to date.
The 70,000+ individual sites — including specific power plants, steel mills, urban road networks, and oil and gas fields — represent the top known sources of emissions in the power sector, oil and gas production and refining, shipping, aviation, mining, waste, agriculture, road transportation, and the production of steel, cement, and aluminum.
Half of the 50 largest sources of emissions are oil and gas production fields and their associated facilities. The top 500 sources represent less than 1% of the total Climate TRACE inventory but account for 14% of global emissions for 2021 – more than the annual emissions of the United States.