Top CO2 emitting countries

The annual CO2 emission worldwide is estimated to be around 29 billion metric tons. China with 6.5 billion metric tons annual emission of CO2 is on top. The top 10 emitters are as follows:

Rank

Country

Annual CO2 emissions
(in thousands of metric tonnes)

Percentage of global total

1

 China

6,538,367.00

22.30%

2

 United States

5,830,381.00

19.91%

 European Union

4,177,817.86

14.04%

3

 India

1,612,362.00

5.50%

4

 Russia

1,537,357.00

5.24%

5

 Japan

1,254,543.00

4.28%

6

 Germany

787,936.00

2.69%

7

 Canada

557,340.00

1.90%

8

 United Kingdom

539,617.00

1.84%

9

 South Korea

503,321.00

1.72%

10

 Iran

495,987.00

1.69%

 

Highest Per Capita CO2 emission

Qatar tops the list of the nations with Highest per capita CO2 emission in the world. The following table shows the highest per capita CO2 emission countries of the world.

Country

Emission

 Qatar

56.2

 United Arab Emirates

32.8

 Kuwait

31.2

 Bahrain

28.8

 Trinidad and Tobago

25.3

 Luxembourg

24.5

 Netherlands Antilles

22.8

 Aruba

22.3

 United States

19

 Australia

18.1

Source : USEIA, 2006

 

 


 

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