Qatar – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

Qatar – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

Qatar’s current Climate Breakdown Pricing amounts to $89.58 per tons Fossil CO2 emitted since 2000. The Climate Debt grew from $51,261 per capita in 2015 to $76,176 in 2020. Qatar is by far the most climate-criminal nation on the planet. Updated Rankings of 165 countries are available in the menu “Climate Debt”.

The following diagrams expose the trends of Fossil CO2 Emissions, Climate Debt, GDP(ppp-$) 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. The gap between the green and the black line is the calculation bases of the Climate Debt.

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 the Climate Debt as ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2020, of Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.

The fourth diagram shows the ‘per capita Climate Debt‘ trends between 2010 and 2020, with World average set at 1, of Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.

The next diagram shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the same six countries and World average. Qatar is the richest nation on the planet.

The last diagram shows the population growth annually 2000-2018 of Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. The huge population growth of Qatar is mainly due to low-paid workforce immigration from Nepal, Turkey, Colombia, etc. In the context of Climate Breakdown Pricing the population-growth has reduced per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and consequently the per capita Climate Debt. Had Qatar reduced its Population by 20%, since 2005, then the current per capita Climate Debt would be 29% higher (assuming unchanged GDP and other indicators).

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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).
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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