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Environment > Pollution > Greenhouse gas emissions > Methane (CH4) > Emissions (CO2 equivalent): Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Carbon dioxide equivalent of methane emissions not including human-based land use, land use change and forestry. These numbers do not represent total methane emissions, but rather the total amount of CO2 that would have to be emitted to have the same global warming potential (GWP) as the amount of methane emitted, which is 21 times more CO2. The GWP of a greenhouse gas is useful in determining a country's overall impact on climate change.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 United States 661,699 2010
2 Russia 485,764.09 2010
3 European Union 400,699.4 2010
4 Australia 110,599.9 2010
5 Canada 90,553.15 2010
6 Ukraine 63,865.23 2010
7 France 62,825.52 2010
8 Turkey 57,541.7 2010
9 Germany 47,696.21 2010
10 United Kingdom 41,418.31 2010
11 Italy 37,554.06 2010
12 Spain 35,011.7 2010
13 Poland 34,976.14 2010
14 New Zealand 26,855.14 2010
15 Romania 22,569.08 2010
16 Japan 20,443.1 2010
17 Netherlands 16,793.81 2010
18 Belarus 15,221.89 2010
19 Portugal 11,984.35 2010
20 Ireland 11,605.08 2010
21 Czech Republic 10,290.26 2010
22 Greece 9,794.61 2010
23 Bulgaria 8,529.11 2010
24 Hungary 8,478.76 2010
25 Belgium 6,763.65 2010
26 Austria 5,574.51 2010
27 Denmark 5,565.68 2010
28 Sweden 5,254.56 2010
29 Norway 4,345.84 2010
30 Finland 4,327.14 2010
31 Slovakia 4,210.28 2010
32 Switzerland 3,815.59 2010
33 Croatia 3,589.08 2010
34 Lithuania 3,209.22 2010
35 Slovenia 2,035.72 2010
36 Latvia 1,735.66 2010
37 Estonia 1,110.81 2010
38 Iceland 460.4 2010
39 Luxembourg 456.94 2010
40 Malta 247.58 2010
41 Liechtenstein 15.12 2010
42 Monaco 0.549 2010

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"All countries compared for Environment > Pollution > Greenhouse gas emissions > Methane (CH4) > Emissions (CO2 equivalent)", United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Source tables. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Pollution/Greenhouse-gas-emissions/Methane-(CH4)/Emissions-(CO2-equivalent)

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