My own climate change boycott country-list

My own climate change boycott country-list

Without been fanatical about it, I seek to boycott the greediest and most climate-destructive countries on the planet. For the fairness, I have divided the fifteen nominees into two leagues:

A) Countries with per capita Climate Debts more than 10 times world average: Qatar, Kuwait, Brunei, Luxembourg, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Oman.

B) Countries with per capita Climate Debts between 5 and 10 times world average: Saudi Arabia, United States, Bahrain, Australia, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, Canada and South Korea.

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Among the fifteen countries only Luxembourg and South Korea are not among the world’s twenty largest per capita Fossil Fuel producers (read the article: ‘How green are the fossil fuel producers? (Correlation between fossil fuel production, CO2 Emissions, GDP and Climate Debt)‘.

The table below shows some key data of the fifteen countries. The table is read like this: 1) Between 1990 and 1999 Qatar emitted  55.1 tons of CO2 from Fossil Fuels (without bunker) and cement, annually per capita, 2) Between 2000 and 2015 Qatar emitted 51.7 tons (the average Climate Debt Free Level¹ was 32.4 tons), and 3) Qatars GDP(ppp) per capita was $143,788 in 2015.

. . Tons of CO2 Tons of CO2 GDP(ppp)
. . 1990-1999 2000-2015 2015
. . . . .
WORLD 4.0 4.5 $15,470
A Qatar 55.1 51.7 (32.4) $143,788
A Kuwait 23.6 28.9 (14.5) $71,312
A Brunei 17.5 18.2 (9.6) $70,817
A Luxembourg 22.8 21.2 (14.7) $101,926
A Trinidad and T. 16.0 29.8 (10.2) $32,597
A United Arab Emirates 27.0 23.8 (16.9) $70,238
A Oman 7.0 14.1 (4.8) $38,234
B Saudi Arabia 13.8 16.5 (9.0) $53,430
B United States 19.4 18.2 (12.4) $55,837
B Bahrain 26.3 23.0 (15.9) $46,946
B Australia 16.0 17.1 (10.5) $45,514
B Norway 7.9 10.2 (5.6) $61,472
B Equatorial Guinea² 0.4 7.1 (0.9) $30,041
B Canada 16.0 15.6 (10.2) $44,310
B South Korea 7.6 10.6 (4.4) $34,549

¹Note that a number of ‘Indicators‘ determind the Climate Debt Free Level of CO2 Emissions.

²Exploitation of large oil reserves discovered in 1996 in Equatorial Guinea have contributed to a dramatic increase in government revenue. In 2008 the GDP(ppp) peaked at $41,267 and CO2 Emissions peaked at 10.2 tons in 2003.

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Updated data and diagrams of all ‘Indicators‘ and all countries in ClimatePositions are available in the menu ‘Calculations (Excel)‘.
Data on carbon emissions (CO2 Emissions) from fossil fuels (without bunkers) and cement production are from Global Carbon Project (CDIAC); (links in the menu “Calculations”).
Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita: Worldbank (links in the menu “Calculations”).
Drawing by Claus Andersen, 2017.

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