It was stated that the Asian country China was responsible for 27% of the carbon dioxide equivalents produced all over the world in 2019. This value means more greenhouse gas emissions than industrialized countries combined.
China, the far eastern country that promised to be diamond-neutral by 2060, achieved a hard-to-break record in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a newly published report. According to the report in question, the country’s CO2 emissions were higher than the industrialized countries combined.
In the report published by the US-based think-tank Rhodium Group, this development, which was written as a minus on China’s report card, is also a first for the country when the time has passed since 1990.
China, which is responsible for 27% of the carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) * produced all over the world in 2019, is followed by the USA with 11%. India broke a record in its own right, ranking third with a share of 6.6%, while the EU bloc ranked fourth with a share of 6.4%.
According to the information in the report of the group, it is seen that the presence of CO2e in the whole world is 52 gigatons. This rate indicates an increase of 11.4% compared to ten years ago. China’s total CO2e amount is around 14 gigatons in the light of shared information.
Interestingly, the per capita emissions of China, which has a population of approximately 1.4 billion, is different from the ranking of countries. The per capita emission in China, which is 10.1 tons, is slightly below the OECD average of 10.5 tons. The United States ranks first in per capita greenhouse gas production, by far. Greenhouse gas production per winter in the country was 17.6 tons.
It is of vital importance for our future to prevent increasing greenhouse gas emissions today, where many different projects have been implemented. By keeping their word on this issue, countries need to implement their carbon neutral policies as soon as possible.
* CO2e is a measure used to compare emissions from various greenhouse gases on the basis of global warming potential by converting amounts of other gases into an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide with the same global warming potential.