Only 62 countries among 159 with full data in ClimatePositions are without Climate Debt (see the ‘Ranking‘). The 62 countries (Group-62) are in alphabetic order: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba¹, Dem. Rep. Congo, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The table below shows Group-62s combined share of the world’s 1) Population, 2) Forest Cover, 3) Primary Forests, and 4) CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels (without bunker) and cement production.
In terms of Land Area, Forest Cover and Primary Forests Group-62 is overpopulated, in comparison with world average.
The next table reveals the extreme differences of per capita CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels in three full data country groups: 1) Group-62, 2) Boycott Group A², 3) Boycott Group B³, and 4) Rest Group with 82 countries. The first column shows the average CO2 Emissions in 1990s and the second column shows emissions in 2015.
Paradoxically, only Group-62 has reduced 2015-emissions per capita, compared to 1990s.
|.||Per capita CO2 Emissions||Per capita CO2 Emissions|
|.||of an average country 1990s||of an average country 2015|
|Group-62||0.9 tons||0.8 tons|
|Boycott Group A²||24.1 tons||24.7 tons|
|Boycott Group B³||13.4 tons||14.8 tons|
|Rest (82 countries)||5.2 tons||5.3 tons|
¹Note that Cuba has recently been excluded from the list due to lack of data on GDP (ppp-$).
²Boycott Group A: Countries with per capita Climate Debts more than 10 times world average: Qatar, Kuwait, Brunei, Luxembourg, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates and Oman.
³Boycott Group B: Countries with per capita Climate Debts between 5 and 10 times world average: Saudi Arabia, United States, Bahrain, Australia, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, Canada and South Korea.
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