This is a list of countries by total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per capita by year. It is based on data for carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, perfluorocarbon, hydrofluorocarbon, and sulfur hexafluoride emissions compiled by the World Resources Institute, divided by the population estimate by the United Nations (for July 1) of the same year. The emissions data do not include land-use change and forestry.
|United Arab Emirates||40.13||38.81||34.89||32.13||23.73||24.59|
|Trinidad and Tobago||12.31||11.22||12.42||16.4||19.11||19.15|
|Antigua and Barbuda||6.31||6.53||7.08||8.77||10.69||11.22|
|Central African Republic||12.21||11.98||11.8||11.28||10.78||10.94|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||4.77||5.47||5.95||6.57||7.01||8.04|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1.81||5.34||6.0||7.36||7.89|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1.41||1.9||2.09||2.64||2.65||2.53|
|Papua New Guinea||2.09||2.68||2.31||2.22||2.08||2.16|
|Republic of the Congo||1.07||1.69||1.41||1.88||1.67||1.46|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||0.83||0.85||0.77||0.9||0.96||1.01|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||0.98||0.78||0.65||0.65||0.59||0.55|
A carbon footprint is historically defined as the total emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Greenhouse gases (GHGs), including carbon dioxide, can be emitted through land clearance and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, transportation and other services.In most cases, the total carbon footprint cannot be exactly calculated because of inadequate knowledge of and data about the complex interactions between contributing processes, including the influence of natural processes that store or release carbon dioxide. For this reason, Wright, Kemp, and Williams, have suggested to define the carbon footprint as:
A measure of the total amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions of a defined population, system or activity, considering all relevant sources, sinks and storage within the spatial and temporal boundary of the population, system or activity of interest. Calculated as carbon dioxide equivalent using the relevant 100-year global warming potential (GWP100). Most of the carbon footprint emissions for the average U.S. household come from "indirect" sources, e.g. fuel burned to produce goods far away from the final consumer. These are distinguished from emissions which come from burning fuel directly in one's car or stove, commonly referred to as "direct" sources of the consumer's carbon footprint.The concept name of the carbon footprint originates from ecological footprint, discussion, which was developed by William E. Rees and Mathis Wackernagel in the 1990s. This accounting approach compares how much people demand compared to what the planet can renew. This allows to assess the number of "earths" that would be required if everyone on the planet consumed resources at the same level as the person calculating their ecological footprint. The carbon Footprint is one part of the ecological footprint. The carbon part was popularized by a large campaign of BP in 2005. In 2007, carbon footprint was used as a measure of carbon emissions to develop the energy plan for City of Lynnwood, Washington. Carbon footprints are more focused than ecological footprints since they measure merely emissions of gases that cause climate change into the atmosphere.
Carbon footprint is one of a family of footprint indicators, which also includes water footprint and land footprint.Climate change in Canada
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Climate change in New Zealand refers to change in the climate of New Zealand on the scale of years, decades, centuries and longer periods of time. New Zealand is being affected by climate change and the impacts are predicted to increase in future. Anthropogenic global warming during the 20th century is apparent in the instrumental temperature record, in New Zealand's participation in international treaties, and in social and political debates.
Climate change is being responded to in a variety of ways by civil society and the government of New Zealand. New Zealand has an emissions trading scheme and from 1 July 2010, the energy and liquid fossil fuel and some industry sectors had obligations to report emissions and to obtain and surrender emissions units (carbon credits).Climate change in Sweden
The issue of climate change in Sweden has received significant public and political attention and the mitigation of its effects has been high on the agenda of the three latest Governments of Sweden, the former Cabinet of Göran Persson (−2006), the previous Cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt (2006–2014) and the current Löfven cabinet (2014–). Sweden aims for an energy supply system with zero net atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.Climate change in the United States
Because of global warming, there has been concern in the United States and internationally, that the country should reduce total greenhouse gas which is relatively high per capita and is the second largest in the world after China, as of 2014.In 2012, the United States experienced its warmest year on record. As of 2012, the thirteen warmest years for the entire planet have all occurred since 1998, transcending those from 1880.From 1950 to 2009, the American government's surface temperature record shows an increase by 1 °F (0.56 °C), approximately. Global warming has caused many changes in the U.S. According to a 2009 statement by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), trends include lake and river ice melting earlier in the spring, plants blooming earlier, multiple animal species shifting their habitat ranges northward, and reductions in the size of glaciers.Some research has warned against possible problems due to American climate changes such as the spread of invasive species and possibilities of floods as well as droughts. Changes in climate in the regions of the United States appear significant. Drought conditions appear to be worsening in the southwest while improving in the northeast for example.President Barack Obama committed in the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Summit to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020, 42% below 2005 levels by 2030, and 83% below 2005 levels by 2050. In an address towards the U.S. Congress in June 2013, Obama detailed a specific action plan to achieve the 17% carbon emissions cut from 2005 by 2020. He included such measures as shifting from coal-based power generation to solar and natural gas production.Climate change is seen as a national security threat to the United States.In 2015, according to The New York Times and others, oil companies knew that burning oil and gas could cause global warming since the 1970s but, nonetheless, funded deniers for years. 2016 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in U.S.Environmental issues in Australia
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Many human activities including the use of natural resources have a direct impact on the Australian environment.
These issues are the primary concern of the environmental movement in Australia.Hard Choices (Coward book)
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This is a list of climate change topics.List of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions
This is a list of U.S. states by carbon dioxide emissions due to human activity. The data presented below from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Energy Information Administration corresponds to emissions in 2014.List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions
This is a list of sovereign states and territories by carbon dioxide emissions due to certain forms of human activity, based on the EDGAR database created by European Commission and Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency released in 2018. The following table lists the 1990, 2005 and 2017 annual CO2 emissions estimates (in Megatonnes of CO2 per year) along with a list of calculated emissions per km² (in tonnes of CO2 per year) and emissions per capita (in tonnes of CO2 per year).
The data only consider carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and cement manufacture, but not emissions from land use, land-use change and forestry. Emissions from international shipping or bunker fuels are also not included in national figures, which can make a large difference for small countries with important ports.
The top 10 largest emitter countries account for 67.6% of the world total. Since 2006, China has been emitting more CO2 than any other country, due to its very large population; when looking at CO2 pollution per person, China's levels are less than half those of the United States (the next largest source of CO2 emissions), and one sixth of Qatar the biggest CO2 polluter per person.
Other powerful, more potent greenhouse gases, including methane, are not included in the data of this article.List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions per capita
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The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly so in agricultural economies.
Carbon dioxide emissions are also known for earlier periods. A study of a global sample of twelve countries provide estimates for CO2 emissions since 1800 and explores the long-run drivers of carbon dioxide emissions by decomposing changes in carbon emissions into population, income, technological and energy mix changes.List of countries by greenhouse gas emissions
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Because individual countries vary vastly in size and population, consider referring to List of countries by greenhouse gas emissions per capita which may be more relevant.Lists of countries and territories
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