CO2 emissions is the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by a nation in a year. This is largely a product of the consumption of fossil fuels including solid, liquid and gas fuels. Other factors that contribute are gas flaring and cement manufacturing. The following are the current CO2 emissions of nations by output. A similar measure known as CO2 per capita is perhaps a more useful comparison.
|Rank||Country Name||CO2 emissions (kiloton)|
|26||United Arab Emirates||206,324|
|59||Trinidad and Tobago||43,868|
|60||Hong Kong SAR, China||43,645|
NotesMeasure includes CO2 from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.All data is 2016 except France (2014) and Italy (2014).
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ReferencesThe World Bank, World Development Indicators, CO2 emissions (kt), 2020.
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