This indicator measures agricultural nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in terms of thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent. Agricultural nitrous oxide emissions are emissions produced through fertilizer use (synthetic and animal manure), animal waste management, agricultural waste burning (nonenergy, on-site), and savannah burning. The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly important in agricultural economies. (source: http://databank.worldbank.org/data/reports.aspx?source=2&type=metadata&series=EN.ATM.NOXE.AG.KT.CE)

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This indicator measures agricultural nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions in terms of thousand metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

Measurement unit: 
Kiloton of CO2 equivalent
Climate Change Indicators
Data provider: 
World Bank Group
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Indicator details

Measurement unit: 
Kiloton of CO2 equivalent
Best value is: 
Low

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