United Arab Emirates (UAE) – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

United Arab Emirates (UAE) – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and Climate Debt

The current Climate Breakdown Pricing of The United Arab Emirates (UAE) amounts to $30.81 per tons Fossil CO2 emitted since 2000. The Climate Debt grew from $6,522 per capita in 2015 to $14,139 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-$), Population 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 Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain.

The fourth diagram shows the ‘per capita Climate Debt‘ trends between 2010 and 2020, with World average set at 1, of Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq.

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

The diagram below shows the population growth annually 2000-2018 of the three countries. The population growth of Arab Emirates is mainly due to low-paid workforce immigration from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Philippines, etc. In the context of Climate Breakdown Pricing the high population-growth has reduced per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions and consequently the per capita Climate Debt. Had Arab Emirates reduced its Population by 10%, since 2010, then the current per capita Climate Debt would be 15% higher (assuming unchanged GDP and other indicators).

The final diagram shows the relative per capita Ecological Footprint without the carbon footprint of Arab Emirates, Oman and Bahrain (all three with lack of data), 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).
Data on national and global Populations is from 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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