Countries with highest CO2 emission per capita

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Zeynep Kahraman, TSP team


International data for carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of energy include emissions due to the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and also from natural gas flaring. This graph presents the amount of carbon dioxide emissions emitted in particular countries or regions from energy consumption. Carbon dioxide emissions are calculated for each individual fuel, with some refinements that are detailed in EIA’s website, by applying carbon emission coefficients - or million metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted per quadrillion Btu of fuel consumed - to international consumption and flaring data.

Data Source:

US EIA Historical Statistics for 1980-2013

 U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy Statistics, Go to EIA database data accessed 5 August 2014.

Population (millions)

United Nations Statistics Division for 1980-2013

United Nations Statistics Division, Go to UNdata database, data accessed 7th July 2013.

Context and definitions

International data for carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of energy do not include emissions from geothermal power generation, cement production and other industrial process, or municipal solid waste combustion.

You can change the measurement of GHG emissions between units of carbon dioxide (CO2co2) equivalent and carbon (C) equivalent.

Measurement Unit: Million metric tons of carbon (MtCO2co2) converted to GtCO2co2, KtCO2co2, MtC, GtC and KtC.



Je remarque que parmi le top 20 des pays émetteurs de CO2, on trouve 5 pays producteurs de pétrole (Arabie Saoudite, Etats Unis, Qatar etc.)
Vu que l'on parle de la consommation d'énergies primaires et pas de la production, j'imagine que ces chiffres ne sont pas liés directement à leurs exportations de pétrole? Se pourrait il que la production de pétrole en elle-même génère d'importantes émissions?


Raoul Verhaegen

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