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An Analysis of the Characteristics of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Daily Life Sector in Korea

  • Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Abbr : J EIA
  • 2012, 21(2), pp.255-264
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research Area : Engineering > Environmental Engineering

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1한국환경정책·평가연구원 국가기후변화적응센터
2에너지경제연구원

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ABSTRACT

The present study attempts to understand the emission pattern of greenhouse gases in people’s daily life through the estimation and analysis of the amount and characteristics of the greenhouse gases. Based on the survey of 1,000 people throughout the nation, monthly emission of greenhouse gases per-capita was estimated from their use of fuels, electricity, water,and personal and public transportation means in addition to their waste generation. In the case of personal car drivers, greenhouse gas emission was the greatest from their cars, followed by the emission from electricity, fuels, and public transportation. Emission from water consumption and waste generation was relatively low. Fuel consumption varied depending on the number of household members, their housing type, and the size of their living spaces. Results showed that single-person households emitted the largest amount of per-capita greenhouse gas while greenhouse gas emission from electricity was inversely proportional to the number of persons in a given household.

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