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Luxembourg

Luxembourg Environment Stats

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  • Adjusted savings > Adjusted net savings > Including particulate emission damage > % of GNI: Adjusted net savings are equal to net national savings plus education expenditure and minus energy depletion, mineral depletion, net forest depletion, and carbon dioxide and particulate emissions damage."
  • Adjusted savings > Adjusted net savings > Including particulate emission damage > Current US$: Adjusted net savings are equal to net national savings plus education expenditure and minus energy depletion, mineral depletion, net forest depletion, and carbon dioxide and particulate emissions damage."
  • Adjusted savings > Adjusted savings > Carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI: Carbon dioxide damage is estimated to be $20 per ton of carbon (the unit damage in 1995 U.S. dollars) times the number of tons of carbon emitted.
  • Adjusted savings > Adjusted savings > Consumption of fixed capital > % of GNI: Consumption of fixed capital represents the replacement value of capital used up in the process of production.
  • Biodiversity > Number: GEF benefits index for biodiversity is a composite index of relative biodiversity potential for each country based on the species represented in each country, their threat status, and the diversity of habitat types in each country. The index has been normalized so that values run from 0 (no biodiversity potential) to 100 (maximum biodiversity potential)."
  • CO2 Emissions: CO2: Total Emissions (excluding land-use) Units: thousand metric tonnes of carbon dioxide
  • CO2 emissions > Kt: Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.
  • Current issues: This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry:
  • Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999: 1999 total CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning, cement production, and gas flaring. Emissions are expressed in thousand metric tons of carbon (not CO2).
  • Pollution > Organic water pollutant > BOD emissions > Kg per day per worker: Organic water pollutant (BOD) emissions (kg per day per worker). Emissions per worker are total emissions of organic water pollutants divided by the number of industrial workers. Organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants.
  • Pollution > Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions: Water pollution, wood industry (% of total BOD emissions). Industry shares of emissions of organic water pollutants refer to emissions from manufacturing activities as defined by two-digit divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 2: wood (33). Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants.
  • Threatened species: Number of Threatened Species (1990-99)
  • Threatened species > Mammal: Number of threatened mammal species (1997)
  • Water pollution > Textile industry > % of total BOD emissions: Industry shares of emissions of organic water pollutants refer to emissions from manufacturing activities as defined by two-digit divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 2: textiles (32). Emissions of organic water pollutants are measured by biochemical oxygen demand, which refers to the amount of oxygen that bacteria in water will consume in breaking down waste. This is a standard water-treatment test for the presence of organic pollutants.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Adjusted savings > Adjusted net savings > Including particulate emission damage > % of GNI 20.76% 2007 21st out of 135
Adjusted savings > Adjusted net savings > Including particulate emission damage > Current US$ $8.4 billion 2007 45th out of 134
Adjusted savings > Adjusted savings > Carbon dioxide damage > % of GNI 0.2% 2008 121st out of 163
Adjusted savings > Adjusted savings > Consumption of fixed capital > % of GNI 18.7% 2008 3rd out of 163
Biodiversity > Number 0.0 2008 195th out of 197
CO2 Emissions 8,423.5 2003 90th out of 178
CO2 emissions > Kt 9,926.73 kt 2003 91st out of 194
Current issues air and water pollution in urban areas, soil pollution of farmland 2011
Pollution > Carbon dioxide 1999 2,190 1999 95th out of 199
Pollution > Organic water pollutant > BOD emissions > Kg per day per worker 0.158 2006 41st out of 65
Pollution > Water pollution, wood industry > % of total BOD emissions 2.16% 2006 45th out of 60
Threatened species 8 1990 138th out of 158
Threatened species > Mammal 1 1997 157th out of 160
Total renewable water resources 1.6 cu km 2005 24th out of 26
Water pollution > Textile industry > % of total BOD emissions 1.32% 1993 113th out of 113

SOURCES: World Bank staff estimates. The conceptual underpinnings of the savings measure appear in Hamilton and Clemens' ""Genuine Savings Rates in Developing Countries"" (1999).; World Bank staff estimates based on Samuel Fankhauser's ""Valuing Climate Change: The Economics of the Greenhouse"" (1995).; World Bank staff estimates using data from the United Nations Statistics Division's National Accounts Statistics.; Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, ""Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility"" (2006).; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Gregg Marland, Tom Boden, and Bob Andres, University of North Dakota, via net publication; World Bank and UNIDO's industry database.; Industrial Pollution in Economic Development: Kuznets Revisited; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Jacaranda Atlas; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

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