The diagram below shows ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2017 of Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados (ranked 82nd, 83rd, and 84st). The accumulated global Climate Debt 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, Honduras, Guyana and Bolivia (ranked 85th, 86th and 88th in Share of global Climate Debt) are included in some diagrams.
The ‘Per capita Climate Debt‘ accumulated since 2000 of Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados are $118, $350 and $648, respectively. The second diagram shows the trends between 2010 and 2017, with world average set at 100, for the three countries as well as of Honduras, Guyana and Bolivia. The per capita Climate Debt ranking by October 2017 is shown in brackets.
The next three diagrams show Fossil CO2 Emissions from fuels and industrial processes¹, in tons per capita in decades, of Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados. The green bars show the Free Emission Level² – the exceedance is the basis for calculating the national Climate Debt. The grey bars are World emissions average.
CO2 Emissions data 1990-2016 (EDGAR) has been updated October 2017.
The three diagrams below show the per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions from fuels and industrial processes¹, annually since 2000, of the three countries. The green bars show the Free Emission Level². Jamaica lowered emissions-level remarkably since 2009, while emissions of Barbados grew significantly during the same period.
The diagram below shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the six countries and the World average. The wealth of Barbados is 1.9 times greater than wealth of Jamaica.
The next diagram shows the relative Environmental Performance of Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados, with an average World country set at 100. 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 Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados are 68, 88 and 85, respectively. Release years are about four years after data years. Note that footprint calculation methods have changed over time. See the latest and historic details of ‘Barbados‘ (data on Jamaica and Suriname are 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. The values of Jamaica are nearly stable, whereas Suriname’s extremely high coverage declined somewhat (causing 21.8% of the accumulated Climate Debt). The Forest Cover of Barbados was stable 14.7% of total land area, while Primary Forests is still zero.
The diagrams below show Population density 2016 and growth between 2000 and 2016. The Populations of Jamaica, Suriname and Barbados are about 2.9, 0.6 and 0.3 million, respectively.
Finally, the table below shows four key values of Jamaica, Suriname, Barbados, Honduras, Guyana and Bolivia 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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