Share of global Climate Debt rank 79th, 80th, and 81st: Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius (combined responsible for 0.02% of Climate Debt and 0.05% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

Share of global Climate Debt rank 79th, 80th, and 81st: Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius (combined responsible for 0.02% of Climate Debt and 0.05% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

The diagram below shows ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2017 of Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius (ranked 79th, 80th, and 81st). The global Climate Debt, accumulated since 2000, is $7.2 Trillion.

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, Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados (ranked 82nd, 83rd and 84th in Share of global Climate Debt) are included in some diagrams.

The ‘Per capita Climate Debt‘ accumulated since 2000 of Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius are $218, $181 and $276, 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 Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados. 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 Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius. 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. Macedonia’s reduction-rate is virtually nonexistent, while Botswana’s emissions grew significantly in 2014. The emissions growth-rate of Mauritius is generally too steep.

The diagram below shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the six countries and the World average. The wealth of Mauritius is 1.4 times greater than wealth of Macedonia.

The next diagram shows the relative Environmental Performance of Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius, 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 Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius are 90, 103 and 140, respectively. Release years are about four years after data years. The Climate Debt of Mauritius would have been 2.6% smaller with World average footprint. Note that footprint calculation methods have changed over time. The latest and historic details from the source are available here: ‘Macedonia‘ and ‘Mauritius‘ (data on Botswana is missing 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. None of the three countries have any Primary Forests. Macedonia’s Forest Cover increased by 3.4% of total land area, whereas the Forest Cover of Botswana and Mauritius declined.

The diagrams below show Population density 2016 and growth between 2000 and 2016. The Populations of Macedonia, Botswana and Mauritius are about 2.1, 2.3 and 1.3 million, respectively. Among World countries larger than one million Mauritius ranks 6th in Population density.

Finally, the table below shows four key values of Macedonia, Botswana, Mauritius, Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados 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
. . . . .
Macedonia 12.27 $2.84 $0.00 0.00%
Botswana 8.44 $4.23 $0.00 0.00%
Mauritius 10.89 $7.94 $0.00 0.00%
Jamaica 9.95 $1.98 $0.00 0.00%
Suriname 16.72 $5.42 $0.00 0.00%
Barbados 28.77 $8.21 $0.00 0.00%

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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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Updated data and diagrams of all ‘Indicators‘ and all countries in ClimatePositions are available in the menu ‘Calculations (Excel)‘.
Data on Fossil CO2 Emissions (excluding international shipping and aviation) and industrial processes (cement, steel, liming, etc.) are from EDGAR (European Commission) (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Information on national GDP(ppp-$) per capita: Worldbank (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Source on Environmental Performance: Yale and Columbia University (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Source on Ecological Footprint: Global Footprint Network (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Data on national Forest Cover and Primary Forests are from United Nations UN (Report: Global Forest Resources Assessments) (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Data on national and global Populations is from Worldbank (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
PowerPoint collage with flags by Claus Andersen, 2018.

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