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International comparisons

UK greenhouse gas emissions
Total emissions were around 930 million tonnes CO2-e per year in 2015, including imports/exports and aviation [1].
As the population is 66 million, this is 14.1 tonnes per person per year.

World CO2 emissions
The total was about 34 billion tonnnes per year in 2018 [2].
As the population is 7.7.billion, this is 4.4 tonnes per person per year.

China CO2 emissions
Emissions were 10.1 billion tonnes in 2018 [3].
Of these, around 13% were from net exports, based on 2014 figures [4].
This gives an adjusted value of 8.8 billion tonnes.
As the population is 1.43 billion, this is 6.2 tonnes per person per year.

USA CO2 emissions
Emissions were 5.42 billion tonnes in 2018 [3].
The net CO2 transfers associated with trade were 6% (net imports), based on 2014 figures [4].
This gives an adjusted value of 5.8 billion tonnes.
As the population is 327 million, this is 17.6 tonnes per person per year.

India CO2 emissions
Emissions were 2.65 billion tonnes in 2018 [3].
Of these, around 9% were from net exports, based on 2014 figures [4].
This gives an adjusted value of 2.41 billion tonnes.
As the population is 1.35 billion, this is 1.8 tonnes per person per year.

Mozambique CO2 emissions
Emissions were 8.3 million tonnes in 2018 [3].
As the population is 29 million, this is 0.3 tonnes per person per year.


References

[1]https://www.carbonindependent.org/32.html
[2]https://www.carbonindependent.org/67.html
[3]Global Carbon Atlas http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org/en/CO2-emissions
[4]https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-worlds-largest-co2-importers-exporters

Last updated: 29 Dec 2019