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Carbon Emissions Increases

Map No. 297

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Between 1980 and 2000, 72% of territories increased their emissions of carbon dioxide, totalling 6.6 billion tonnes a year. Other territories reduced their emissions by 1.9 billion tonnes a year.

The biggest increases in carbon dioxide emissions over this period were in China, the United States and India. 42% of the world population live in these 3 territories, they caused 45% of the world increases. The per person increase in emissions from the United States was over 3 times larger than China’s, and over 4 times India’s.

The largest increases in carbon dioxide emissions per person living there were in Qatar, then Bahrain.

"... emissions of carbon dioxide – the most important cause of climate change – continue to rise in many parts of the world ..." Michel Jarraud, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of all territory level increases in carbon dioxide emissions between 1980 and 2000, that occurred there.

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