El gráfico muestra las emisiones globales de gases de efecto invernadero entre 1990 y 2019, así como emisiones de los mayores emisores en 2019.


Las emisiones de China rebasan a las de todas las naciones desarrolladas

By Jordi Bou

May 7, 2021 - China emite más gases de efecto invernadero que todo el mundo desarrollado en conjunto, según un nuevo informe de Rhodium Group, con sede en EUA

China’s emissions of six heat-trapping gases, including carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, rose to 14.09 billion tonnes of CO2 equivalent in 2019, edging out the total of Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development members by about 30 million tons, according to the New York-based climate research group.

China accounted for 27% of global emissions. The U.S., the second biggest emitter, contributed 11% while India for the first time surpassed the European Union with about 6.6% of the global total.

China is now the source of more than a quarter of annual global greenhouse gases, but its cumulative (historic) emissions are still far below those of other countries.

China’s per capita emissions reached 10.1 tonnes in 2019, close to the OECD average of 10.5 tonnes. The U.S. in 2019 produced a per capita average of 17.6 tonnes – the world’s highest.

PUBLISHED: 07/05/2021; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images