Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Oulu

Total emissions

The greenhouse gas emissions of the City of Oulu in 2021, if converted in CO2, made up a total of about 1,006,000 tonnes (CO2-equivalent), which amounts to 4,8 tonnes per capita. Total emissions inlcude the emissions by industry, residents and services. Industrial emissions are regulated by international treaties and the emissions trading system.

Total greenhouse gas emissions and emissions per capita 2010-2021, including an estimate for 2022.  The amount of emissions and annual variation depend on active measures to decrease the release of emissions as well as the weather and fuels used in energy production, financial trends affecting the industry and other events in society. 


The figures above are based on CO2-report. Other methods for reporting emissions are also used, e.g. for the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy reporting. The methods are not comparable as they include different sectors and the rules for calculating the emissions for each sector also vary. Yet another method is used for the Northern Ostrobothnia Climate Roadmap.

Environment Office of the Oulu Region

Visiting address
Solistinkatu 2
90140 Oulu

Postal address
Environment Office of the Oulu Region
PO Box 34
90015 City of Oulu

Telephone number
(08) 558 410 (switchboard)
044 703 6700 (environmental health care helpline, weekdays 9-15)
044 703 6790 (environmental protection helpline and supervision number, weekdays 9-15)

E-mail address

(08) 557 1490

Hailuoto, Kempele, Liminka, Lumijoki, Muhos, Oulu, Tyrnävä