South Korea – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

South Korea – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

South Korea’s current Climate Breakdown Pricing amounts to $33.53 per tons Fossil CO2 emitted since 2000. The Climate Debt grew from $3,608 per capita in 2015 to $7,397 in 2020. 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 Ecological Footprint without carbon.

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 South Korea, Austria and Finland.

The fourth diagram shows the ‘per capita Climate Debt‘ trends between 2010 and 2020, with World average set at 1, of South Korea, Austria, Finland, United States, Japan and Barbados.

The next diagram shows per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the same six countries and World average.

The final diagram shows the relative per capita Ecological Footprint without the carbon footprint of South Korea, Austria and Finland, with an average country among 181 set at 100. Note that data is around three years prior to the specified years.

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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).
Source on Ecological Footprint: Global Footprint Network (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Drawing/illustration by Claus Andersen, 2020.

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