The diagram below shows ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2017 of Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Dominican Republic (ranked 70th, 71st and 72nd). The share of Panama is continuously growing, whereas the shares of Equatorial Guinea and Dominican Republic are uneven.
The following exposes the key-data in the Climate Debt calculations: Fossil CO2 Emissions, GDP, Environmental Performance, Ecological Footprint without carbon, Forest Cover, Primary Forests, Population trends and climate change financing. For comparison, Vietnam, Mongolia and Gabon (ranked 73rd, 74th, and 75th in Share of global Climate Debt) are included in some diagrams.
The ‘Per capita Climate Debt‘ accumulated since 2000 of Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Dominican Republic are $1,153, $262 and $96, respectively. The second diagram shows the trends between 2010 and 2017, with world average set at 100, for the three countries as well as of Vietnam, Mongolia and Gabon. The per capita Climate Debt ranking by October 2017 is shown in brackets.
The next three diagrams show Fossil CO2 Emissions from fuels and industrial processes¹, in tons per capita in decades, of the United States, China and Japan. The green bars show the Free Emission Level² – the exceedance is the basis for calculating the national Climate Debt. The grey bars are World emissions average.
CO2 Emissions data 1990-2016 (EDGAR) has been updated October 2017.
The three diagrams below show the per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions from fuels and industrial processes¹, annually since 2000, of the three countries. The green bars show the Free Emission Level². All three countries can increase emissions somewhat compared to 1990s, however, they all exceed their quota more or less. Dominican Republic performed acceptable the last 3 years, though.
The diagram below shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the six countries and the World average. The wealth of Equatorial Guinea is 1.7 times greater than the wealth of Dominican Republic.
The next diagram shows the relative Environmental Performance of Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Dominican Republic, with an average World country set at 100. [Added 25-1-2018: See the new ‘Environmental Performance Index 2018‘]
The average per capita Ecological Footprint without carbon, between 2000 and 2013, with an average World country set at 100, of Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Dominican Republic are 55, 107 and 56, respectively. Release years are about four years after data years. Note that footprint calculation methods have changed over time. The latest and historic details from the source are available here: ‘Panama‘ and ‘Dominican Republic‘ (data on Equatorial Guinea is not available at the site).
Forest Cover and the precious Primary Forests as percentage of total land area, in 1990 and 2015, are important indicators in ClimatePositions. Equatorial Guinea and Panama both reduced Forest Cover substantial, still with zero Primary Forests. Data on Primary Forests in Dominican Republic are missing (set at zero in the calculations) and Forest Cover is stable 41.0% of total land area during the 25-years period.
The diagrams below show Population density 2016 and growth between 2000 and 2016. Equatorial Guinea had the World’s 3rd highest Population growth-rate (after Qatar and United Arab Emirates). The Populations of Equatorial Guinea, Panama and Dominican Republic are about 1.2, 4.0 and 10.6 million, respectively.
Finally, the table below shows four key values of Equatorial Guinea, Panama, Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Mongolia and Gabon in the calculation of national Climate Debts in ClimatePositions. The price of CO2 per ton (column two) is for total CO2 Emission from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and industrial processes. Climate change financing (column three) is from July 2017.
|.||Tons of CO2||Price per||Climate change||Financing as|
|.||exceeded since||ton CO2||financing||share of|
|.||2000, per capita||since 2000||per capita||Climate Debt|
¹Fossil CO2 Emissions include all anthropogenic emissions from Fossil Fuel (combustion and production) and from industrial processes (cement, steel, liming, urea and ammonia production or consumption). The uncertainty in Fossil CO2 emissions is below 5% for industrialized countries and below 15% for developing countries.CO2 Emissions from international shipping and aviation (bunkers) are not included.
²The Free Emission Level (green bars) is determined by national CO2 Emissions 1990-1999 (base), and 11 more ‘Indicators‘, of which 7 are national and 4 are global.
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