Philippines – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions (zero Climate Debt)

Philippines – per capita Fossil CO2 Emissions (zero Climate Debt)


Although the accumulated Climate Debt of the Philippines is zero, the populous country is the world’s 35th largest emitter of Fossil CO2.

The following diagrams expose the trends of Fossil CO2 Emissions, GDP(ppp-$), Forest Cover, Primary Forest 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 Philippines is far from having Climate Debt.

Once the Philippines enters the next 20-year period (ClimatePositions 2020-2039) most of the emissions gap between the free green line and the black line (the unused Free Fossil CO2 Emissions) will no longer be available for free. In other words, any country’s unused Free Fossil CO2 Emissions will basically be deleted at the end of the 20-year period. The 20-year calculation will be completed when Fossil CO2 Emissions 2019 are released.

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 per capita GDP(ppp-$) of the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Bangladesh. All six countries have zero Climate Debt.

The next diagram shows the changes in Forest Cover and Primary Forest between 1990 and 2015. Global updates are expected in 2020.

The final diagram shows the relative per capita Ecological Footprint without the carbon footprint of the same three countries, with an average country among 181 set at 100. Note that data is three years prior to the specified years.


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).
Forest Data on national Forest Cover and Primary Forests are from United Nations UN (Report: Global Forest Resources Assessments) (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.

Comments are closed.