Updated Climate Debt of 163 countries (per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions 1990-2016)

Updated Climate Debt of 163 countries (per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions 1990-2016)

National per capita CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and industrial processes in 2016 have been released by ‘EDGAR‘. At the same time, recalculated historic emissions have been released, which for some countries make a considerable difference¹ (also with regard to Climate Debt in ClimatePositions). The updated calculations are available in ‘Calculation (Excel)‘, and new rankings of 163 countries are available in the menu “Climate Debt”.

The table below shows World average, and the 15 countries with the largest per capita CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels and industrial processes in 2016, in tons, in comparison with average emissions 1990-1999, 2000-2009 and 2010-2015.

The brackets show the updated per capita Climate Debt ‘Ranking‘ among 163 countries. Note that the Climate Debt is calculated by the use of a range of ‘Indicators‘.


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1990-1999
2000-2009
2010-2015
2016
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. World 4.1 4.5 4.9 4.8
1. Qatar (1) 43.3 49.7 39.2 38.5
2. Trinidad and Tobago (4) 11.5 24.3 27.6 25.7
3. Kuwait (2) 22,0 29.7 26.6 25.1
4. Arab Emirates (7) 31,0 26.3 21.3 23.6
5. Oman (6) 8.6 15,0 21.2 19.9
6. Canada (9) 21.3 22.4 19.7 18.6
7. Brunei (3) 14.8 16.9 17.9 18.1
8. Luxembourg (5) 25,0 23.3 19.3 17.6
9. Australia (8) 16.9 19.8 18.2 17.2
10. Bahrain (13) 24.7 19.9 16.1 17.1
11. Estonia (20) 14.5 12.5 15.8 17.1
12. Saudi Arabia (10) 11.4 13.2 15.7 16,0
13. United States (11) 19.8 19.4 16.7 15.6
14. Turkmenistan (32) 8.4 10.6 13.1 14,0
15. Kazakhstan (21) 12.2 11.8 14.6 12.9

 


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¹Significant emission changes for Canada, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Israel, Kazakhstan, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.

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Data on CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels (without bunkers) and industrial processes are from ‘EDGAR‘ (European Commission) (links in the menu Calculations / Sources & Links).
Updated data and diagrams of all ‘Indicators‘ and all countries in ClimatePositions are available in the menu ‘Calculations (Excel)‘.
Drawing by Claus Andersen, 2017.

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