New ranking 2014 – update of 147 countries’ climate debt

New ranking 2014 – update of 147 countries’ climate debt

The data in ClimatePositions are updated consecutively and since the data year 2010 the eleven ‘indicators’ have all been updated.

The new rankings of 147 countries are now available in the menu “Contributions” (with six categories).

All country data and diagrams are available in the menu ‘Calculations (Excel)’. In the coming months selected countries will be analyzed in articles. The following illustrates the latest updates in two ways: 1) The change of climate debt as a percentage of the global climate debt of the twelve largest CO2 emitters, and 2) The key-figures of the United Kingdom.

The global Climate Contribution (climate debt), accumulated since 2000, was $3,061 Billion in 2010 and 5,229 Billion in 2014. The dramatic increase is not surprising since the global CO2 Emissions during the same period increased around 8% and the world’s GDP(ppp-$) increased around 13%.

The table below shows the twelve largest CO2 emitters and their shares of the global Climate Contribution (climate debt) in 2010 and 2014. China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and South Korea stand out among the twelve with an extremely poisonous development. However, the United States still has by far the largest climate debt.

—————————————————————

. (data year) Update
. 2010 nov-2014
China 8.20% 10.33%
United States 40.69% 37.02%
India 0.00% 0.00%
Russia 2.86% 3.72%
Japan 5.76% 4.93%
Germany 2.63% 2.55%
South Korea 3.26% 3.96%
Iran 1.40% 1.50%
Saudi Arabia 3.32% 4.03%
Canada 3.73% 3.36%
Brazil 0.51% 0.55%
United Kingdom 1.63% 1.39%
REST-WORLD 26.01% 26.67%

—————————————————————

The climate change performance of the United Kingdom is summarized by the table below. The growth of climate debt is slower than the world average (the share is decreasing). If the United Kingdom paid the climate debt of $72.9 Billion (accumulated since 2000), to a fair Global Climate Fund, then all four figures would go to zero – and the enormous historical CO2 Emissions from before the 1990s would surely be forgotten. The corresponding key-figures for all 147 countries are available in the menu “Contributions”.

—————————————————————

United Kingdom 2010 nov-14
Total climate debt in Billions $49.8 $72.9
Climate debt per capita $796 $1,156
Annual share of GDP(ppp) since 2000 0.22% 0.25%
Share of global climate debt 1.63% 1.39%

—————————————————————

Sources of all eleven indicators in ClimatePositions are available ‘here‘.
Illustration with drawings (and flags from World Economic Forum 2011) is by Claus Andersen 2014.

Comments are closed.