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 2013. The following table lists the 2013 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 countries in the world emit 698 of the world total.[2][3][4][5][6] Other powerful, more potent greenhouse gases are not included in this data, including methane.

Country CO2 emissions (kt)[7] Emission per capita (t)[7]
 World 35,270,000 -
 China 10,330,000 7.4
 United States 5,300,000 16.6
 European Union 3,740,000 7.3
 India 2,070,000 1.7
 Russia 1,800,000 12.6
 Japan 1,360,000 10.7
International transport 1,070,000 -
 Germany 840,000 10.2
 South Korea 630,000 12.7
 Canada 550,000 15.7
 Indonesia 510,000 2.6
 Saudi Arabia 490,000 16.6
 Brazil 480,000 2.4
 United Kingdom 480,000 7.5
 Mexico 470,000 3.9
 Iran 410,000 5.3
 Australia 390,000 16.9
 Italy 390,000 6.4
 France 370,000 5.7
 South Africa 330,000 6.2
 Poland 320,000 8.5

Note: this table corrects an error in the source,[7] which swaps the per-capita emissions for Saudi Arabia and Brazil.

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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. ^ "China now no. 1 in CO2 emissions; USA in second position". Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  3. ^ "China Overtakes U.S. as No. 1 Emitter of Carbon Dioxide". NPR. 2008-03-14. 
  4. ^ "China CO2 Emissions Growing Faster Than Anticipated". National Geographic. 2008-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Forecasting the Path of China’s CO2 Emissions Using Province Level Information". Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UCB. CUDARE Working Paper 97. 2008-03-14. 
  6. ^ "China Passes U.S., Leads World in Power Sector Carbon Emissions - CGD". Center for Global Development. 2008-08-27. 
  7. ^ a b c EDGAR: Trends in global CO2 emissions: 2014 report

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