Posts by tag: Switzerland

Share of global Climate Debt rank 43rd, 44th and 45th: Portugal, New Zealand and Switzerland (combined responsible for 0.42% of Climate Debt and 0.34% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

Share of global Climate Debt rank 43rd, 44th and 45th: Portugal, New Zealand and Switzerland (combined responsible for 0.42% of Climate Debt and 0.34% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

The diagram below shows ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2017 of Portugal, New Zealand and Switzerland (ranked 43rd, 44th and 45th). The shares of Portugal and New Zealand are decreasing, whereas the Swiss share is stable.

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Share of global Climate Debt rank 40th, 41st and 42nd: Greece, Chile and Turkmenistan (combined responsible for 0.52% of Climate Debt and 0.64% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

Share of global Climate Debt rank 40th, 41st and 42nd: Greece, Chile and Turkmenistan (combined responsible for 0.52% of Climate Debt and 0.64% of Fossil CO2 Emissions 2016)

The diagram below shows ‘Share of global Climate Debt‘ in 2010, 2015 and 2017 of Greece, Chile and Turkmenistan (ranked 40th, 41st and 42nd). The share of Greece is decreasing, while the shares of Chile and Turkmenistan are increasing.

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Climate Debt: Norway ranks 9th (performance of top twenty from Human Development Index)

Climate Debt: Norway ranks 9th (performance of top twenty from Human Development Index)

The so called ‘Human Development Index 2015’ (UN) ranks Norway 1st among 188 countries. The index is based on 1) Life expectancy at birth, 2) Expected years of schooling, 3) Mean years of schooling and 4) Gross national income (GNI) per capita. However, the wealthy Scandinavian oil state ‘Ranks‘ 9th among 148 countries on Climate Debt per capita. Norway is in other words a highly human developed demolisher of the climate, one might say! The following examines the climate performance of Norway in comparison with the other top five countries from Human Development Index: Australia, Switzerland, Denmark and Netherland.

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Climate change performance of Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland

Climate change performance of Austria, Czech Republic and Switzerland

0.4% of the global population lives in Austria, Czech Republic or Switzerland and together they emitted 0.6% of the global CO2 from fossil fuels in 2012 – the joint share of the global Climate Debt is 0.7%. Austria’s updated Climate Debt per capita is $2,400 (ranked 19th), Czech Republic’s is $1,137 (ranked 34th) and Switzerland’s is $969 (ranked 38th). See the ‘ranking’. The following examines the Climate Debt trends and the indicators of CO2 Emissions (carbon dioxide from fossil fuels), Nuclear Power, Environmental Performance, GDP(ppp-$) and Climate Debt as a percentage of GDP(ppp-$).

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Switzerland benefits from a top Environmental Performance

Switzerland benefits from a top Environmental Performance

Switzerland was the 32nd worst performing country in ClimatePositions 2010 (see the menu Contributions/Per Capita US$ Rank), but the Environmental Performance was the best of all surveyed countries. The diagram illustrates Switzerlands Environmental Performance 2004-2010, in comparison with the global average set at 100 (166 countries are included).

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