United Arab Emirates goes sky high in CO2 Emissions

United Arab Emirates goes sky high in CO2 Emissions


In 2000 United Arab Emirates (UAE) was one of 76 Contribution Free countries in ClimatePositions, due to a slight reduction in CO2 Emissions (carbon dioxide). In 2005 however, the country was the 17th worst performer and in 2010 the 4th. The diagram shows UAE’s annual CO2 Emissions in tons per capita in the decades 1990-1999 and 2000-2009, and in 2010-2011 (the black bars). For comparison, the gray bars show the average global CO2 Emissions per capita.

In 2010 UAE’s total Climate Contribution (debt) in ClimatePositions amounted to 36.6 billion US$. The authoritarian regime is obviously indifferent to the world’s climate.

A hypothetical example: If UAE’s CO2 Emissions in 2005 had been the standard since then, the reduction in total Contribution (climate debt) would have been 11,7 billion US$ in 2010.

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

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