List of countries by carbon dioxide emissions

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Countries by carbon dioxide emissions in thousands of tonnes per annum, via the burning of fossil fuels (blue the highest and green the lowest).
Carbon dioxide emissions for the top 40 countries by total emissions in 2013, given as totals and per capita. Data from EU Edgar database
The cumulative CO2 emissions between 1970 and 2013 from the top 40 countries in the world, including some extra-national bodies. The data comes from the EU EDGAR database
China CO2 emission in millions of tonnes from 1980 to 2009.

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 2014. The following table lists the 2014 annual CO2 emissions estimates (in thousands of CO2 tonnes) along with a list of emissions per capita (in tonnes of CO2 per year) from same source. The data only considers 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,[1] which can make a huge difference for small countries with important ports. The top 10 largest emitter countries account for 68.2% of the world total. Other powerful, more potent greenhouse gases are not included in this data, including methane.

Country CO2 emissions (kt)[2] Emission per capita (t)[3]
 World 35,669,000 -
 China 10,540,000 7.6
 United States 5,334,000 16.5
 European Union 3,415,000 6.7
 India 2,341,000 1.8
 Russia 1,766,000 12.4
 Japan 1,278,000 10.1
 Germany 767,000 9.3
International Shipping 624,000 -
 Iran 618,000 7.9
 South Korea 610,000 12.3
 Canada 565,000 15.9
 Brazil 501,000 2.5
 Saudi Arabia 494,000 16.8
International Aviation 492,000 -
 Mexico 456,000 3.7
 Indonesia 452,000 1.8
 United Kingdom 415,000 6.5
 Australia 409,000 17.3
 South Africa 392,000 7.4
 Turkey 353,000 4.7
 Italy 337,000 5.5
 France 323,000 5.0
 Poland 298,000 7.8

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Schrooten, L; De Vlieger, Ina; Int Panis, Luc; Styns, R. Torfs, K; Torfs, R (2008). "Inventory and forecasting of maritime emissions in the Belgian sea territory, an activity based emission model". Atmospheric Environment - 42(4)667-676(2008) 42 (4): 667–676. 
  2. ^ "CO2 time series 1990-2014 per region/country". Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 
  3. ^ "CO2 time series 1990-2014 per capita for world countries". Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Retrieved 2015-11-30. 

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The contents of this article comes from the latest figures from the millennium indicators as of 2009-07-14: