Top 10 Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Which Countries Are Most Responsible for Climate Change?

Leveraging data from World Resources Institute’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer, the dynamic graph which you can see if you click on the image allows you to explore just-released CAIT emissions data for 2012 by country and economic sector, and share this information on social media.

According to the WRI:

Moreover, the EU and the United States will achieve their targets without using international market mechanisms, while Canada has indicated it may use such mechanisms – to an unstated extent – to meet its goal. This means that Canada’s reductions undertaken domestically may not reach the level of its stated target. This is also important due to the risk that reductions achieved under these mechanisms could be double-counted by both buyers and sellers.