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Environment > Carbon efficiency: Countries Compared

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Author: Edria Murray, Staff editor

As this statistic indicates the amount of polluting emissions per GDP dollar - a low value is more desirable.

Emissions per GDP dollar is calculated by comparing
href=/graph/env_co2_emi∫=-1>total Carbon dioxide emissions

to
href=/graph/eco_gdp∫=-1>total GDP.
In general, countries which have a high GDP also have a high rate of carbon dioxide

emissions. However a country can gain a high value in this statistic by having high total

carbon dioxide emissions, a low GDP or both.

For example: Burkina Faso has a similar GDP to Trinidad & Tobago. However the total

Carbon dioxide emissions of Trinidad and Tobago are eighteen times as high as those for

Burkina Faso, so Trinidad and Tobago has a very high value for emissions per GDP.



Carbon dioxide emissions in Burkina Faso have remained roughly static since 1998, however

emissions per GDP may appear to be lower than in the past as the GDP of Burkina Faso has

increased significantly over this time period.

DEFINITION: Carbon economic efficiency (CO2 emissions per dollar GDP)
Units: Metric Tons/US Dollar GDP.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Trinidad and Tobago 6.29 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
2 Azerbaijan 5.94 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
3 Uzbekistan 5.75 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
4 Ukraine 5.69 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
5 Turkmenistan 5.67 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
6 Mongolia 5.45 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
7 United Arab Emirates 4.92 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
8 Kazakhstan 4.78 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
9 North Korea 4.72 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
10 Estonia 3.89 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
11 Russia 3.84 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
12 Republic of Macedonia 3.74 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
13 Saudi Arabia 3.6 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.5 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
14 Jamaica 3.29 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
15 Iraq 3.23 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
16 Bulgaria 3.15 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
17 Venezuela 3.04 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
18 Kuwait 2.92 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
19 Moldova 2.91 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
20 Poland 2.84 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
21 Libya 2.78 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
OPEC countries average (profile) 2.75 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
22 Syria 2.68 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
23 South Africa 2.56 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
24 Belarus 2.51 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
25 Democratic Republic of the Congo 2.5 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
26 Lebanon 2.45 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 2.43 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
27 Czech Republic 2.43 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
28 Iran 2.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=29 Tajikistan 2.33 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=29 Oman 2.33 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
South and Central Asia average (profile) 2.24 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
31 Jordan 2.16 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
32 Nigeria 2.12 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
33 Australia 2.07 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
34 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.04 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Cold countries average (profile) 2.04 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
35 China 2.03 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
36 Algeria 2.02 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
37 Mauritania 2 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Muslim countries average (profile) 1.96 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.93 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
38 Malaysia 1.92 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
39 Slovakia 1.89 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
40 Ecuador 1.85 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
41 Romania 1.81 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
42 United States 1.77 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
43 Bolivia 1.76 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Non-religious countries average (profile) 1.75 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
44 Canada 1.69 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
45 Lithuania 1.68 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
46 Croatia 1.67 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
European Union average (profile) 1.55 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
47 Cuba 1.54 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
NATO countries average (profile) 1.52 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=48 South Korea 1.51 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=48 Israel 1.51 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=48 Greece 1.51 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
51 Thailand 1.5 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
52 Kyrgyzstan 1.49 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
53 Hungary 1.47 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
54 Cote d'Ivoire 1.46 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=55 Latvia 1.45 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=55 Egypt 1.45 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
57 India 1.39 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.39 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Eurozone average (profile) 1.38 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=58 Mexico 1.33 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=58 Slovenia 1.33 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=60 Dominica 1.31 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=60 Turkey 1.31 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
62 Finland 1.28 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
63 Chile 1.26 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=64 Netherlands 1.23 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=64 Ireland 1.23 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.22 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=66 New Zealand 1.19 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=66 Germany 1.19 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=68 United Kingdom 1.17 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=68 Tunisia 1.17 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=70 Zimbabwe 1.14 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=70 Pakistan 1.14 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=72 Indonesia 1.11 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=72 Armenia 1.11 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
74 Belgium 1.1 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
75 Bhutan 1.09 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 1.09 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
76 Denmark 1.08 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
failed states average (profile) 1.04 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=77 Panama 1.02 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=77 Botswana 1.02 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
79 Gabon 1.01 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=80 Spain 1 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=80 Japan 1 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
South Asia average (profile) 0.995 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
82 Liberia 0.99 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
83 Portugal 0.97 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
84 Honduras 0.93 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=85 Morocco 0.91 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=85 Italy 0.91 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=85 Nicaragua 0.91 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
88 Austria 0.9 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
89 Vietnam 0.88 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
90 Guinea-Bissau 0.86 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
91 Kenya 0.85 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
92 Argentina 0.82 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.782 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=93 France 0.78 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=93 Iceland 0.78 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
95 Philippines 0.77 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
96 Colombia 0.75 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
97 Norway 0.74 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
98 Senegal 0.73 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
99 Brazil 0.71 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
100 Sweden 0.7 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
101 Guatemala 0.68 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
102 Peru 0.67 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
103 El Salvador 0.65 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
104 Switzerland 0.61 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=105 Sierra Leone 0.6 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=105 Papua New Guinea 0.6 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
107 Zambia 0.58 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=108 Paraguay 0.54 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=108 Angola 0.54 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
110 Uruguay 0.53 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
111 Costa Rica 0.51 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
112 Albania 0.44 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
113 Burma 0.42 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=114 Tanzania 0.39 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=114 Togo 0.39 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=114 Niger 0.39 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
117 Sri Lanka 0.38 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
118 Benin 0.37 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=119 Malawi 0.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=119 Bangladesh 0.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=119 Ghana 0.36 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
122 The Gambia 0.34 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
123 Haiti 0.31 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=124 Madagascar 0.3 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=124 Nepal 0.3 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=126 Burkina Faso 0.28 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=126 Mozambique 0.28 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=128 Guinea 0.25 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=128 Sudan 0.25 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
130 Cameroon 0.22 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
131 Rwanda 0.21 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
132 Mali 0.18 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
133 Central African Republic 0.17 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
134 Burundi 0.16 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=135 Ethiopia 0.15 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=135 Uganda 0.15 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
137 Laos 0.14 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
138 Cambodia 0.12 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
139 Chad 0.05 CO2 emissions/$ GDP 1998
=140 Somalia 0.0 1998
=140 Namibia 0.0 1998

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Carbon efficiency. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Carbon-efficiency

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Interesting observations about Environment > Carbon efficiency

  • Ukraine ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Christian countries in 1998.
  • Azerbaijan ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Muslim countries in 1998.
  • Trinidad and Tobago ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Hot countries in 1998.
  • Estonia ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst High income OECD countries in 1998.
  • United States ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 1998.
  • South Africa ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 1998.
  • Venezuela ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Catholic countries in 1998.
  • Iraq ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Failed states in 1998.
  • Russia ranked third for carbon efficiency amongst Emerging markets in 1998.
  • Syria ranked first for carbon efficiency amongst Former French colonies in 1998.

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As this statistic indicates the amount of polluting emissions per GDP dollar - a low value is more desirable.

Emissions per GDP dollar is calculated by comparing
href=/graph/env_co2_emi∫=-1>total Carbon dioxide emissions

to
href=/graph/eco_gdp∫=-1>total GDP.
In general, countries which have a high GDP also have a high rate of carbon dioxide

emissions. However a country can gain a high value in this statistic by having high total

carbon dioxide emissions, a low GDP or both.

For example: Burkina Faso has a similar GDP to Trinidad & Tobago. However the total

Carbon dioxide emissions of Trinidad and Tobago are eighteen times as high as those for

Burkina Faso, so Trinidad and Tobago has a very high value for emissions per GDP.



Carbon dioxide emissions in Burkina Faso have remained roughly static since 1998, however

emissions per GDP may appear to be lower than in the past as the GDP of Burkina Faso has

increased significantly over this time period.

Posted on 08 Feb 2005

Edria Murray, Staff editor

Edria Murray, Staff editor

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