New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions growth is measured for Kyoto Protocol compliance and is on the increase since 1990 and is calculated to increase over the first five year commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol.
The energy sector is the fastest growing in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand. The increase is largely due to increased transport fuel use and the increasing use of gas and coal for electricity generation.
Kyoto forests are forests newly established on non-forested land since 1990.
The data is sourced from New Zealand's Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990-2008 report, produced by the Ministry for the Environment.
The sources of greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand are dominated by agricultural and transport emissions.