CO2 per capita is the carbon dioxide emitted by a nation divided by its population. Currently, this is very high in oil rich states such as Qatar, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. In terms of highly developed countries, Australia, United States, Canada, South Korea and Netherlands currently have relatively high emissions as compared to peers with a similar GDP per capita. The following chart lists the CO2 emissions per capital for 50 countries.
|Rank||Country||CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita)|
|2||Trinidad and Tobago||31.8|
|5||United Arab Emirates||22.0|
|35||Bosnia and Herzegovina||6.5|
|40||Hong Kong SAR, China||5.9|
NotesCountries with a population below 1 million were omitted from the list for the purposes of meaningful comparison for large countries.All data is 2016 except Italy which is 2014.
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ReferencesThe World Bank, World Development Indicators, CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita), 2020.
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