Global CO2 per-capita emissions, having fluctuated within a range from around 3.7 to
4 tonnes CO2 from the early 1970s to the early 2000s, have now pushed strongly beyond
it, to 4.5 tonnes. Develope...
d countries typically emit far larger amounts of CO2 per
capita than the world average, but some developing economies are experiencing rapid
increases (Figure 1.14). Between 1990 and 2012, China's per-capita emissions tripled,
rapidly converging with the level in Europe, while India's more than doubled, though
remaining well below the global average. Over the same period, per-capita emissions
decreased significantly in Russia and the United States, yet remained at relatively high
--- Notes: Bubble area indicates total annual energy-related CO2 emissions in that region.
MER = market exchange rate.
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