Until recently, global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels had levelled off, but estimates from the Global Carbon Project (GCP) suggest that this is all going to change, with global emissions set to grow by around 2%. In a new report, researchers from the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project (GCP) say CO2 emissions are projected to rise by 2% to reach 41 billion tonnes by the end of 2017. The increase is largely down to growth in coal-fired electricity generation, and oil and gas consumption in China.
However looking at a country’s total carbon emissions alone, doesn’t always tell the full story of the country’s contribution to global warming.
This interactive graphic by Eco2 Greetings shows us the the top 10 countries who emit the most carbon emissions per capita and which countries overall emit the most CO2.