Table 1 Share of GHG emissions from the food system versus total GHGs (including LULUC) for world regions

From: Food systems are responsible for a third of global anthropogenic GHG emissions

  Total GHG emissions (from food systems), Gt CO2e, 1990 Total GHG emissions (from food systems), Gt CO2e, 2015 GHG shares from food system (%), 1990 GHG shares from food system (%), 2015 Share to global emissions (%), 1990 Share to global emissions (%), 2015 Per capita GHG emissions from food system (t CO2e cap−1 yr–1), 1990 Per capita GHG emissions from food system (t CO2e cap−1 yr–1), 2015
World 36.5 (16.1) 52 (18) 43 34 100 100 3.0 2.4
By continent
Africa 3.8 (2.7) 4.7 (3.1) 69 67 16 17 4.6 2.8
Asia 9.8 (5.7) 24.0 (7.1) 58 29 35 39 1.9 1.8
Europe 5.6 (1.4) 4.2 (1.3) 26 30 8.8 7.1 2.8 2.4
Latin Americaa 3.8 (3.2) 4.5 (3.0) 84 66 20 17 7.1 4.7
North America 6.5 (1.5) 7.3 (1.9) 23 25 9.1 10 5.3 5.2
Oceania 0.5 (0.2) 0.7 (0.3) 47 38 1.5 1.4 11 8.2
Russiab 6.5 (1.4) 6.6 (1.3) 22 20 8.9 7.4 3.1 2.2
  1. The share of each region to global GHG food emissions is reported in brackets. Supplementary Tables 3 and 4 report country-specific food-system emissions and their share as a percentage of total GHG emissions. Total GHG emissions (including CO2, CH4, N2O and F-gases) are expressed as CO2e calculated using the GWP100 values used in the IPCC AR5, with a value of 28 for CH4 and 265 for N2O.
  2. aIncluding Central and South America.
  3. bIncluding Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Middle East and Turkey.