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Country vs country: Democratic Republic of the Congo and Japan compared: Environment

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STAT Democratic Republic of the Congo Japan HISTORY
Acidification 0.0
Ranked 55th.
10.99%
Ranked 26th.

Areas under protection 12
Ranked 105th.
96
Ranked 45th. 8 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Biodiversity richness 1
Ranked 47th.
3
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

CO2 Emissions 750
Ranked 140th.
1.22 million
Ranked 4th. 1633 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

CO2 emissions > Kt 1,787.54 kt
Ranked 140th.
1.23 million kt
Ranked 5th. 689 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Carbon efficiency 2.5 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Ranked 25th. 3 times more than Japan
1 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Ranked 80th.

Current issues poaching threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; deforestation; refugees responsible for significant deforestation, soil erosion, and wildlife poaching; mining of minerals (coltan - a mineral used in creating capacitors, diamonds, and gold) causing environmental damage air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere

Ecological footprint 1.15
Ranked 101st.
5.94
Ranked 20th. 5 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Endangered species protection 87.5%
Ranked 38th.
89.5%
Ranked 31st. 2% more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Known mammal species 200
Ranked 36th. 6% more than Japan
188
Ranked 46th.

Marine fish catch 17,866 tons
Ranked 79th.
3.96 million tons
Ranked 4th. 222 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Protected area 4.5%
Ranked 85th.
6.8%
Ranked 60th. 51% more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Threatened species 16
Ranked 108th.
132
Ranked 9th. 8 times more than Democratic Republic of the Congo

Total renewable water resources 1,283 cu km
Ranked 1st. 3 times more than Japan
430 cu km
Ranked 10th.

Water > Availability 53.89 thousand cubic metres
Ranked 8th. 21 times more than Japan
2.6 thousand cubic metres
Ranked 73th.

SOURCES: Stockholm Environment Institute at York, Acidification in Developing Countries: Ecosystem Sensitivity and the Critical Loads Approach at the Global scale, 2000 via ciesin.org; World Resources Institute; World Resources Institute. 2003. Carbon Emissions from energy use and cement manufacturing, 1850 to 2000. Available on-line through the Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) at Washington, DC: World Resources Institute; World Development Indicators database; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Living Planet Report 2000, Gland, Switzerland: 2000, and Redefining Progress.; Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, Report on National Reports Required Under Article VIII, Paragraph 7(a), of the Convention, Eleventh Meeting of the Conference of the Parties, Gigiri, Kenya, April 2000; FAOSTAT on-line database; Jacaranda Atlas; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel, WaterGAP 2.1B, 2001 via ciesin.org

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