Sources & Links

Data on CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and cement production, etc. are from EDGAR (European Commission). Direct link to per capita emissions 2017 ‘here‘.

Between Januar 2016 and August 2017, CO2 Emissions-data in the articles (posts) and calculations are from Global Carbon Project (CDIAC): (data on population is from Worldbank. In articles (posts) published prior to January 2016 CO2 Emissions-data are from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Data on national Forest Cover and Primary Forests are from United Nations UN (Report: Global Forest Resources Assessments (Desk Reference)):

Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita is from Worldbank:

Data on Population is from Worldbank:

Data on Population in articles published prior to January 2016 is from EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration: (preliminary data is from US Bureau of the Census:

National Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is from Yale and Columbia University.

National “Ecological Footprint” is from Global Footprint Network (Public Data Package – Free Download for licensing): (Open Data Platform is avaible here:,EFCtot&cn=all). Earlier rankings are from WWF – Living Planet Reports:

National Nuclear Power generation is from: (see “Note” below).

Data on CO2 Content in the atmosphere (ppm) is from NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory: (Mauna Loa CO2 annual mean data).

Data on global Land/Ocean Air Temperature is from NOAA:

Data on global Sea Level is from: Aviso Satellite Altimetry Data (CNES):

Climate Funds Update – an independent website that provides information on international climate finance initiatives (joint initiative of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung and the Overseas Development Institute): (Data dashboard/ Full dataset/ Download/ Enter Excel/ Pledges/ Deposited (Multilateral by country, US$ million current).

Other links:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC). Fifth Assessment Report (AR5):

Democratic Index is from: (with reference to ‘Economist Intelligence Unit’:; or as pdf 2012).

Data on energy production and consumption are from the EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration:

Data on income equality is from Wikipedia: (from UN, Human Development Report:

Data on Life expectancy at birth is from Central Intelligence Agency (The World Factbook):

Data on ratification of the Kyoto Protocol is from the United Nations (UN):

Calculate carbon emissions for a flight:

Globale Greenhouse Warming (informative website):

United States Environmantal Protection Agency (APA):