• Core Business
  • Climate and Air
  • Supporting GHG Reduction Policies
  • Estimation of National GHG Emission in waste sector

Supporting GHG Reduction Policies

  • "The first step in Greenhouse gas reduction is to identify how much
    greenhouse gas are emitted"
    K-eco calculate Greenhouse gas Emission in waste field. And emissions are calculated accurately. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, first, we know how much greenhouse gas are emitted. Next, to calculate accurate emissions, the development of national unique emission coefficients is required. So, We conduct Quality Assurance, Quality Control.
Calculation on the greenhouse gas emission in waste field
Grounds for business performance
  • By ‘Green Groth law’

Statistics system

Process of estimation of GHG emission

Choice of Paramenters and Emission Factors (country-spedfic or IPCC Default),Choice of Methodologies(IPCC Guldelines) ->Collection of Activity Data (Using National Statistics), Estimation of GHG emission

In waste field(Landfill, Incineration, wastewater, Biological treatment of solid waste), Management institution is Ministry of environment ,Calculation institution is K-eco

Guidelines for making Statistics
  • IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
    • K-eco apply the guidelines for the Greenhouse gas emissions calculation by IPCC guideline. Every year, GIR(Greenhouse gas Inventory and Research Center) provide greenhouse gas MRV guideline (Measurement, Reporting and Verification).
Major Tasks
  • K-eco calculate Greenhouse gas Emission in waste field (Landfill, Incineration, Wastewater, Biological treatment of solid waste). To raise accurate emission, K-eco perform QA, QC(Quality Assurance, Quality Control)
  • Results(1990~2017) of national greenhouse gas emission calculation at 2019
2016년 폐기물분야 국가 온실가스 배출량 산정(1990~2014) 결과 리스트
Item Emission Output
(A Million tons CO2 eq, %)
Amount Increase compared
to the 90's (%)
Amount Increase compared
to the 2013's (%)
Emission source 1990 2017
Sum 10.4 (100) 16.8 (100) 62.2 2.0
6A Landfill 7.5 (71.8) 7.9 (46.8) 5.1 3.6
6B Wastewater treatment 1.5 (14.5) 1.4 (8.4) -2.7 -0.6
6C Incineration of waste 1.4 (13.7) 7.2 (42.7) 402.1 0.4
6D Solid waste disposal* 0.00 (0) 0.4 (2.1) - 11.1

*solid waste disposal is ‘Biological treatment of solid waste’, having estimated emission from 1994

국내 총 온실가스 배출량의 배출원별 배출량을 보여주며, 배출원은 고형폐기물 매립, 하폐수 처리, 폐기물 소각, 기타로 구분되어 있습니다. 2010년 자료에서 '90년 대비 고형폐기물 매립부문에서 -2.7, 하폐수 처리 부문에서 -13.4, 폐기물 소각부문에서 +296.4 증감한 것 을 알 수 있으며, 전체적으로 +43.9 증가하였습니다.

주)  온실가스 배출통계는 D-2 년까지 산정.

Greenhouse Gas Calculate statistics until D-2

The development of national unique emission coefficients in waste field
Background and grounds
  • After 2015 Paris accord, Each country strengthen reduction goal about MRV(Measurement, Reporting and Verification). Emission coefficient is very important. So, K-eco make emission cofficient through field measurement of emission facilities
  • Target selection
    • Standard of Emission, Sample Selection
    • Meeting
  • QC performance
    • Collection of data
    • measurement
    • data analysis
  • review results
    • internal review external review
  • Documentation
    • Develop of Emission factor / Verification Report
  • Verification and Determination
    • GIR Management committee