3% rise in Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions in 2011

As per the report “Trends in global CO2 emissions”, there is a 3% surge in the global carbon dioxide (CO2) emission in 2011. The 3 % increase took the total amount of CO2 in air at an all-time high of 34 billion tonnes. The report was published by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL).

As per the the report:

· The U.S. emits 17.3 tones per capita of CO2 . It is still one of the top emitters.

· China with an average of 7.2 tonnes per capita emission saw an increase by 9% in CO2 emission.

· The per capita emission of 27-nation European Union was 7.5 tonnes.

· The 34-nation Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries was responsible for only 1/3rd of global CO2 emissions in 2011.


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