Preliminary carbon dioxide emissions 2014, by country

Preliminary carbon dioxide emissions 2014, by country

The Global Carbon Project’ at Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) has published preliminary CO2 Emissions from fossil fuels and cement for 2014, for more than 200 countries. The data is being used in a preliminary calculation of accumulated Climate Debt in ClimatePositions¹. The table below shows the estimated per capita emissions plus the updated Climate Debts, of the twenty largest total emitters (responsible for 77% of the global emissions in 2014).

Growing per capita emissions are in red.


 

. . 2012 2013 2014 Per capita
. . . Preliminary Preliminary Climate Debt
. . . . . .
1. China 6.4 6.6 6.7 $469
2. United States 16.8 17.2 17.4 $6,519
3. India 1.5 1.6 1.7 Free
4. Russia 12.9 12.6 12.4 $1,556
5. Japan 9.9 9.8 9.5 $2,230
6. Germany 9.7 9.9 9.3 $1,838
7. South Korea 13.4 13.6 13.6 $4,548
8. Iran 7.7 7.8 8.0 $1,114
9. Saudi Arabia 22.0 22.2 23.9 $8,336
10. Canada 16.1 16.3 16.3 $5,506
11. Brazil 2.4 2.6 2.7 $159
12. United Kingdom 7.9 7.7 7.0 $1,217
13. South Africa 9.7 9.7 9.9 $946
14. Indonesia 1.8 1.9 2.0 $80
15. Mexico 3.9 3.9 3.9 $315
16. Australia 19.1 18.7 18.3 $7,430
17. Italy 6.3 5.8 5.3 $1,045
18. France 5.6 5.6 5.1 $1,329
19. Spain 6.6 5.9 5.8 $1,764
20. Turkey 3.7 3.6 3.9 $335

The global emissions increased by 0.6% in 2014 compared to 2013. Since the world population grew around 1.1% the global per capita emissions decreased only marginally. COP21 in Paris takes place in deep black shadow of reality.

1The preliminary CO2 Emission data from 2014 of 199 countries is available in the menu ‘Calculations (Excel)’. Note that 1MtC = 1 million tons of carbon = 3.664 million tons of CO2 in The Global Carbon Project. 2012, 2013 and 2014 estimates are preliminary and based on energy statistics published by ‘BP‘. Once the delayed CO2 Emission data from the primary source (‘EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration’) is published, then the calculation of Climate Debt will be altered.

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Primary source on CO2 Emissions: EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration and data on preliminary national CO2 Emissions (including cement) are from Global Carbon Project (links in the menu “Calculations”).
The image is from The Global Carbon Project; collage by Claus Andersen, 2015.

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