80% van emissies broeikasgas van 57 bedrijven infographic
Graphic shows sources of GHG emissions.


Tachtig procent van broeikasgasemissies van 57 bedrijven

By Phil Bainbridge

April 4, 2024 - Just 57 state-controlled and shareholder-owned companies are responsible for 80% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed in 2016

Studies by the Carbon Majors Database show that 122 of the world’s largest oil, gas, coal and cement producers have been responsible for 72% of global fossil fuel and cement carbon dioxide emissions since the Industrial Revolution.

Since the Paris Climate Agreement was adopted, the 117 entities still in existence have emitted 251 Gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, over 88% of total emissions in that time, with 80% of that produced by just 57 state-controlled and private sector organisations.

PUBLISHED: 04/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images