Which countries contribute a greater proportion of carbon dioxide emissions than they contribute to global GDP

Carbon dioxide covers 74 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. Most CO2 emissions (89 percent) are from the usage of fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide can also be released from direct human-caused influences on land use, such as deforestation, using land for agriculture, and soil degradation.

Global yearly greenhouse gas emissions have grown 40 percent since 1990 and still growing.

Energy consumption is the most significant source of human-induced greenhouse gas emissions, responsible for a vast 72 percent globally.

Ten developed nations contribute more than 68 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the World Bank, China is the biggest emitter at 26 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, accompanied by the U.S. at 13 percent, the EU 8 percent, and India at 7 percent.

The map below displays which nations pollute the most disproportionately for their level of consumption and production.

Which countries contribute a greater proportion of global CO2 emissions than they contribute to global GDP?

<1x nations have especially effective industries and the best regulatory standards. While the >1x nations are below-par.

For instance, Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) is the coldest capital city in the world, and many of the pastoral nomads live in yurts. So to stay warm, they burn large quantities of coal because they don’t have any other option.

The next map show which countries produce a greater proportion of global carbon dioxide emission than their contribution to the global GDP in PPP.

Ratio of global emission to global GDP contribution in international PPP
Reddit user: UnrequitedReason

<1x nations are more likely to have service-oriented economies and produce fewer emissions for their level of production, while the >1x countries are more likely to be industrial-based. But the service-oriented economy often, importing the emission-related stuff from abroad (for example from China), thus “not contributing” or just being poor without many industries.

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