This is a list of sovereign states by man-made carbon dioxide emissions. Data were collected in 2004 by the CDIAC for United Nations. These data have rapidly dated due to huge growth of emissions in Asia. Until recently the United States was the largest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions. According to a preliminary estimate by The Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency using preliminary data from British Petroleum, China has been the chief emitter since 2006.
Some dependencies and territories whose independence has not been generally recognized are also included, as they are in source data.
Certain entities are mentioned here for purposes of comparison. These are indicated in italics and are not counted in the ordering of sovereign states. (See also: carbon cycle)
^ Raupach, M.R., G. Marland, P. Ciais, C. Le Quéré, J.G. Canadell, G. Klepper & C.B. Field. (2007). "Global and regional drivers of accelerating CO2 emissions". Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.104 (24): 10288-93. doi:10.1073/pnas.0700609104.
^ China now no. 1 in CO2 emissions; USA in second position. Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Retrieved on 2007-06-22.
^ "China Overtakes U.S. as No. 1 Emitter of Carbon Dioxide", Sci-Tech Today, 2006-06-21.
^ Human Produced carbon dioxide only, total carbon dioxide in atmosphere is 2,700,000,000 thousand tons (See also: Carbon cycle)
^ Including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands
Coastline ·Highest point ·
Lowest point ·
Coast/area ratio ·
Northernmost point ·
Southernmost point ·
Number of neighbouring countries
Population (graphical • by density) ·Population growth rate ·Life expectancy ·Infant mortality rate ·Fertility rate ·Birth rate ·Death rate ·List of countries by sex ratio ·Homicide rate ·Human Development Index ·Income equality ·Literacy rate ·HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate ·Unemployment rate ·
Employment rate ·Population living in poverty ·
Poverty Index ·
Immigrant population ·Suicide rate ·Undernourishment rate ·
Firearm-related death rate ·
Current account balance ·Foreign exchange reserves ·Imports ·Number of internet users ·Number of telephone lines ·Exports (per capita) ·
Debt (External,Public) ·
Natural gas, Electricity Intensity) ·
(Natural gas production by country, Natural gas proven reserves, Oil proven reserves, Automobile production, Steel production, Aluminium production, Coal production, Iron production)
Nominal (per capita) ·PPP (per capita • per capita per hour)
Past (nominal • PPP) ·
Future (nominal • PPP • PPP per capita) • GNI per capita (Atlas Method) ·
Growth (real • per capita) Sector composition ·
Heads of state and government ·Political rights and civil liberties ·Press freedom ·Privacy ·Perception of corruption ·
Bribe paying ·Property rights ·Economic freedom ·Democracy ·
Globalization ·Ease of doing business ·Economic competitiveness ·
Date of formation ·
Legal drinking age ·
School leaving age ·Abortion law ·Homosexuality laws ·Death penalty ·
E-readiness ·Failed States index ·
Travel Freedom ·
Student Performance ·
Military expenditures ·Number of active troops ·Possession of nuclear weapons ·
UN peacekeepers currently deployed ·Global Peace Index
Carbon dioxide emissions (per capita) ·Greenhouse gas emissions per capita ·
GDP per emissions ·
Environmental Performance ·
Happy Planet Index
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