Africa accounts for only 2–3 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from energy and industrial sources. According to the World Resources Institute, Africa’s per capita emissions of carbon dioxide in the year 2000 were 0.8 metric tons per person, compared with a global figure of 3.9 tons per person.
What 3 countries produce the most emission?
The 20 countries that emitted the most carbon dioxide in 2018
|Rank||Country||CO2 emissions (total)|
Who has the lowest emissions in the world?
Smallest: Tuvalu. You have probably never heard of Tuvalu before, and that is a big part of the reason why it has the lowest carbon footprint on the planet. Their current carbon footprint rests at zero MtCO₂, and they plan to continue this trend by doing away with fossil fuels altogether.
How much does Africa contribute to global warming?
Africa can easily be said to contribute the least of any continent to global warming. Each year Africa produces an average of just over 1 metric ton of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide per person, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s International Energy Annual 2002.
Which country in Africa has the lowest carbon dioxide emissions?
In 1990, Zambia, Congo, Niger and DR Congo had the lowest emissions (an average of 0.5 MtCO2).
Is the global warming?
Global warming is the long-term heating of Earth’s climate system observed since the pre-industrial period (between 1850 and 1900) due to human activities, primarily fossil fuel burning, which increases heat-trapping greenhouse gas levels in Earth’s atmosphere.
What companies are the worst polluters?
Global emitters (1988 to 2015)
|4||National Iranian Oil Company||2.28%|