Climate change mitigation - State & Impacts ()
What are the state (S) and impacts (I) related to climate change, including impacts on the natural environment and human health/well-being, both at national level as well as in transboundary terms.
Figure 1: GHG emission trend - Kyoto target in SR
Figure 2: development GDP TPES FEU CO2 SO2 2 base year 1990
GHG emissions presented in the National Inventory Report of the
were updated and converted using the latest available methods,
national conditions and data published by the Slovak Statistical
Office. Total GHG emissions were 48 831.11 Gg in 2008 (without
LULUCF). This represents a reduction of 33.92 % in comparison
with the reference year 1990. In comparison with 2007, the emissions
increased by 2.2 %. Figure 1 shows the current trend in GHG
emissions compared with the 8 % Kyoto target.
Table 1 shows figures for aggregated GHG emissions expressed as CO2 equivalents. In the period 1990–2008, the total greenhouse gas emissions in the Slovak Republic did not exceed the 1990 level.
Table 1: The total anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions (Tg of CO2-eq.)
Source: Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute, National Inventory Report, 15 April 2010
Figure 2 shows historical data for interlinkages of macroeconomic, energy and emission indicators in the Slovak Republic. In 2008, the consumption of brown coal was only 6% of the consumption in 1990, light fuel oil consumption decreased by 92% and heavy fuel oil by 72% compared to 1990. An example of the Slovak Republic is as follows: the production of liquid steel increased by 27.7% from 1990 to 2005, while the consumption of coal energy production decreased by 2.3%. Carbon intensity per metric ton of liquid steel has been improved by 5.2% during the same period. There is a lot of further technological and innovation steps made by individual operators to increase production intensity and to meet strict environmental requirements.