2020 report of Global Fossil CO2 emissions

2020 report of Global Fossil CO2 emissions

China, the United States, India, the EU27+UK, Russia and Japan – the world’s largest CO2 emitters – together accounted for 51% of the population, 62.5% of global Gross Domestic Product, 62% of total global fossil fuel consumption and emitted 67% of total global fossil CO2. Emissions from these five countries and the EU28 show different changes in 2019 compared to 2018: the largest relative increase is found for China (+3.4%), followed by India (+1.6%). On the contrary, the EU27+UK (-3.8%), the United States (-2.6%), Japan (-2.1%) and Russia (-0.8%) reduced their fossil CO2 emissions.


Global fossil CO2 emissions per unit of GDP continued their decreasing trend (-1.7% in 2019 and -33.8% between 2019 and 1990) reaching the average value of 0.298 tCO2/kUSD/yr, while per capita emissions remained substantially stable in 2019 to 4.93 tCO2/capita/yr, confirming a 15.9% increase from 1990.


EU27+UK total fossil CO2 emissions have decreased over the past two decades and are in 2019 25.1% lower than in 1990 and 22.2% lower than in 2005. EU27+UK emissions share on the global total also decreased from 9.6% to 8.7% between 2015 and 2019. Per capita emissions in 2019 amounted to 6.47 t CO2/cap/yr, still above the global per capita average, while emissions per unit of GDP decreased to 0.144 tCO2/kUSD/yr, less than half the global average.


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2020 report

EDGAR provides an independent estimate of greenhouse gases for each world country, based on a robust and consistent methodology stemming from the latest IPCC guidelines and most recent activity data.

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