Bangladesh – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions (zero Climate Debt)

Bangladesh – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions (zero Climate Debt)

Although the accumulated Climate Debt of Bangladesh is zero, the populous country is the world’s 43rd largest emitter of Fossil CO2.

The following diagrams expose the trends of Fossil CO2 Emissions, GDP(ppp-$), Environmental Performance and Population.

The first diagram shows the Fossil CO2 Emissions per capita annually between 2000 and 2018. The green bars show the Free Emissions Level. Bangladesh is far from having Climate Debt.

Once Bangladesh enters the next 20-year period (ClimatePositions 2020-2039) most of the emissions gap between the free green line and the black line (the unused Free Fossil CO2 Emissions) will no longer be available for free. In other words, any country’s unused Free Fossil CO2 Emissions will basically be deleted at the end of the 20-year period. The 20-year calculation will be completed when Fossil CO2 Emissions 2019 are released.

The second diagram shows Fossil CO2 Emissions in tons per capita in decades. Again, the green bars show the Free Emission Level. The grey bars are World Fossil CO2 Emissions average.

The third diagram shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos.

The next diagram shows the relative Environmental Performance of Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, with an average country among 182 set at 100. Note that data is three years prior to the specified years.

The last diagram shows Population Density of Bangladesh, India, Myanmar and World average. The density of Bangladesh is 20 times World average.

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Updated data and diagrams of all ‘Indicators‘ and countries in ClimatePositions are available in the sub-menu ‘Calculations (Excel)‘.
Data on Fossil CO2 Emissions (excluding international shipping and aviation) including industrial processes (cement, steel, liming, etc.) are from EDGAR (European Commission) (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links). Direct link ‘here‘.
Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita: Worldbank (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Source on Environmental Performance: Yale and Columbia University (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Data on national and global Populations is from Worldbank (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Drawing/illustration by Claus Andersen, 2020.

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