The Institute of Environmental and Water Studies congratulates engineer George Koreitem for winning the second prize in the "Student University Researcher" competition organized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The results were announced on Thursday 17/01/2019 at the Institute of Educational Media in Al-Bire
This paper analyzes the building process of the main greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (CO2, CH4 and N2O) inventory from the energy sector in Palestine. The paper includes determination tools, i.e., emission factors, to estimate the amounts of national GHG emissions from sub-sectors of energy including energy industries, manufacturing industries and construction, transport and other sectors (households, agriculture and commerce and public services).The results show that the total amount of national GHG emissions from the energy sector in 2016was4,131 thousand metric tons of CO2-equivalent (TtCO2e), which represented 0.011% of the total global GHG emissions. The average value of GHG emissions per capita from the energy sector was 0.86tCO2e in Palestine and its gross domestic product was estimated at 3,212 $/ton of CO2e.The estimated amounts of CO2, CH4 and N2O from the energy sector were 4,022, 49 and 60TtCO2e, respectively. The transport and household sub-sectors dominated the national GHG emissions from the entire energy sector by 58% and 32%, respectively. In general fuels including diesel, gasoline, wood and charcoal and LPG made most of the total amount of the national GHG emissions from the energy sector at 50%, 18%, 18% and 12%, respectively. Finally, recommendations to help lowering the national GHG emissions from the Palestinian energy sector are provided.