Qatar reducing CO2 Emissions in 2011 from disastrous levels

Qatar reducing CO2 Emissions in 2011 from disastrous levels


Note that Qatars’ CO2 Emissions 1990-2010 have been radically adjusted in the data source since this post was published.

Qatar was the no. 1 worst performing country out of 145 in ClimatePositions 2010 with a Climate Contribution of $29,102 per capita. But in 2011 the wealthy oil state reduced CO2 Emissions (carbon dioxide) considerably, to 34.9 tons per capita, from the extreme 76.9 tons per capita in 2010. See the annual CO2 Emissions 2000-2011 in the diagram below (the black bars). The green bars show the Contribution Free Level of CO2 Emissions in ClimatePositions.

Qatar’s total Contribution (debt) for the period 2000-2010 amounts to 24.5 billion US$ according to the calculations in ClimatePositions.

A hypothetical example: If Qatar’s CO2 Emissions in 2011 had been the standard since 2000, the country would have been Contribution Free in 2010. The reduction in total Contribution (climate debt) would have been all 24.5 billion US$.

Source on CO2 emissions: EIA, U.S. Energy Information Administration (links in the menu “Calculations”).

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