Other greenhouse gas emissions (% change from 1990) - Country Ranking

Definition: Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. Each year of data shows the percentage change to that year from 1990.

Source: World Bank staff estimates from original source: European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)/Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL). Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR): http://edgar.jrc.ec.europa.eu/.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Cyprus 875,606.20 2012
2 Antigua and Barbuda 748,754.90 2012
3 Chad 381,645.50 2012
4 Senegal 125,305.30 2012
5 Namibia 65,222.50 2012
6 Mauritius 32,424.33 2012
7 Guinea-Bissau 24,223.45 2012
8 Ethiopia 20,910.54 2012
9 Qatar 19,497.22 2012
10 Botswana 17,481.38 2012
11 Burkina Faso 10,172.00 2012
12 Sudan 7,326.20 2012
13 Angola 7,308.31 2012
14 Trinidad and Tobago 6,425.00 2012
15 Zimbabwe 5,764.45 2012
16 Nepal 4,333.65 2012
17 Portugal 3,370.54 2012
18 Lesotho 3,290.00 2012
19 The Gambia 2,046.46 2012
20 Mozambique 1,995.60 2012
21 Haiti 1,951.67 2012
22 Luxembourg 1,948.89 2012
23 Mauritania 1,042.50 2012
24 Syrian Arab Republic 983.41 2012
25 Malawi 972.39 2012
26 South Africa 894.58 2012
27 Costa Rica 838.30 2012
28 Canada 809.14 2012
29 Nigeria 712.97 2012
30 Lao PDR 691.89 2012
31 Vanuatu 650.00 2012
32 Czech Republic 645.70 2012
33 Burundi 636.05 2012
34 Central African Republic 522.74 2012
35 Armenia 511.53 2012
36 Australia 483.46 2012
37 Belgium 472.54 2012
38 Gabon 466.07 2012
39 Kuwait 451.40 2012
40 Tunisia 435.40 2012
41 Yemen 433.33 2012
42 Singapore 413.38 2012
43 Swaziland 375.82 2012
44 Azerbaijan 354.91 2012
45 Ghana 350.53 2012
46 Vietnam 348.01 2012
47 Slovak Republic 347.09 2012
48 Tanzania 319.28 2012
49 Belize 310.00 2012
50 Madagascar 308.04 2012
51 China 306.14 2012
52 Bolivia 285.42 2012
53 India 243.28 2012
54 Italy 232.60 2012
55 Thailand 227.56 2012
56 Bulgaria 226.97 2012
57 Mali 214.76 2012
58 Algeria 202.69 2012
59 Rwanda 198.56 2012
60 Macedonia 197.53 2012
61 Turkey 187.35 2012
62 Nicaragua 185.21 2012
63 Uganda 168.10 2012
64 Israel 135.13 2012
65 United States 120.23 2012
66 Afghanistan 118.13 2012
67 Zambia 112.24 2012
68 Jamaica 107.86 2012
69 Spain 105.50 2012
70 Finland 104.08 2012
71 Argentina 100.45 2012
72 St. Lucia 100.00 2012
73 Brazil 99.34 2012
74 Liberia 97.16 2012
75 Kazakhstan 93.92 2012
76 Chile 92.62 2012
77 Egypt 91.75 2012
78 Turkmenistan 88.85 2012
79 Japan 88.82 2012
80 Austria 88.25 2012
81 Sweden 86.06 2012
82 Iran 83.72 2012
83 France 78.36 2012
84 El Salvador 75.32 2012
85 United Arab Emirates 68.44 2012
86 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 66.16 2012
87 Togo 57.35 2012
88 Moldova 51.94 2012
89 Grenada 50.28 2012
90 Korea 45.46 2012
91 Guatemala 35.87 2012
92 Sierra Leone 24.54 2012
93 Hungary 20.22 2012
94 Lebanon 19.09 2012
95 Saudi Arabia 18.48 2012
96 Libya 15.46 2012
97 Georgia 8.31 2012
98 Pakistan 6.07 2012
99 Russia 1.55 2012
100 Guinea 1.04 2012
101 Seychelles 0.00 2012
102 United Kingdom -2.70 2012
103 Cameroon -3.60 2012
104 Switzerland -5.53 2012
105 Bosnia and Herzegovina -7.25 2012
106 Uzbekistan -9.62 2012
107 Morocco -10.83 2012
108 Philippines -15.42 2012
109 Somalia -20.44 2012
110 Kenya -29.57 2012
111 Fiji -35.00 2012
112 Slovenia -36.31 2012
113 Mexico -38.56 2012
114 Greece -41.13 2012
115 Venezuela -42.43 2012
116 Denmark -43.89 2012
117 Germany -44.18 2012
118 Dem. Rep. Congo -44.84 2012
119 Paraguay -45.25 2012
120 Myanmar -45.31 2012
121 Benin -53.97 2012
122 Uruguay -56.66 2012
123 Congo -57.84 2012
124 Hong Kong SAR, China -60.42 2012
125 Honduras -67.12 2012
126 Netherlands -67.38 2012
127 Romania -67.92 2012
128 New Zealand -68.55 2012
129 Cuba -68.57 2012
130 Panama -69.21 2012
131 Dominican Republic -69.70 2012
132 Peru -70.73 2012
133 Djibouti -71.67 2012
134 Latvia -73.75 2012
135 Albania -75.01 2012
136 Ukraine -77.01 2012
137 Lithuania -77.99 2012
138 Norway -81.27 2012
139 Ecuador -84.83 2012
140 Iraq -85.82 2012
141 Kyrgyz Republic -86.36 2012
142 Tajikistan -86.93 2012
143 Bangladesh -86.98 2012
144 Bahrain -87.40 2012
145 Ireland -87.75 2012
146 The Bahamas -89.34 2012
147 Sri Lanka -89.59 2012
148 Poland -89.81 2012
149 Croatia -89.99 2012
150 Papua New Guinea -90.32 2012
151 Mongolia -92.73 2012
152 Colombia -93.08 2012
153 Brunei -96.02 2012
154 Malaysia -96.35 2012
155 Oman -97.35 2012
156 Puerto Rico -98.19 2012
157 Iceland -98.59 2012
158 Belarus -98.67 2012
159 Estonia -99.54 2012
160 Indonesia -99.63 2012
161 Suriname -99.80 2012
162 Guyana -99.86 2012
163 Solomon Islands -100.00 2012
163 Côte d'Ivoire -100.00 2012
163 Kiribati -100.00 2012
163 Equatorial Guinea -100.00 2012
163 Cabo Verde -100.00 2012
163 Dominica -100.00 2012
163 Cayman Islands -100.00 2012
163 São Tomé and Principe -100.00 2012
163 Tonga -100.00 2012
163 Samoa -100.00 2012
173 Barbados -128.57 2012
174 Macao SAR, China -310.71 2012
175 Timor-Leste -500.00 2012
176 Tuvalu -620.00 2012

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Development Relevance: The addition of man-made greenhouse gases to the Atmosphere disturbs the earth's radiative balance. This is leading to an increase in the earth's surface temperature and to related effects on climate, sea level rise and world agriculture. Emissions of CO2 are from burning oil, coal and gas for energy use, burning wood and waste materials, and from industrial processes such as cement production. Emission intensity is the average emission rate of a given pollutant from a given source relative to the intensity of a specific activity. Emission intensities are also used to compare the environmental impact of different fuels or activities. The related terms - emission factor and carbon intensity - are often used interchangeably. The carbon dioxide emissions of a country are only an indicator of one greenhouse gas. For a more complete idea of how a country influences climate change, gases such as methane and nitrous oxide should be taken into account. This is particularly important in agricultural economies. The environmental effects of carbon dioxide are of significant interest. Carbon dioxide (CO2) makes up the largest share of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and climate change. Converting all other greenhouse gases (methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)) to carbon dioxide (or CO2) equivalents makes it possible to compare them and to determine their individual and total contributions to global warming. The Kyoto Protocol, an environmental agreement adopted in 1997 by many of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is working towards curbing CO2 emissions globally.

Limitations and Exceptions: National reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change guidelines is based on national emission inventories and covers all sources of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions as well as carbon sinks (such as forests). To estimate emissions, the countries that are Parties to the Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) use complex, state-of-the-art methodologies recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Statistical Concept and Methodology: Other greenhouse gas emissions are by-product emissions of hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride (F-gases (c-C4F8 GWP=8700, C2F6 GWP=9200, C3F8 GWP=7000, C4F10 GWP=7000, C5F12 GWP=7500, C6F14 GWP=7400, C7F16 GWP=7820, CF4 GWP=6500, HFC-125 GWP=2800, HFC-134a GWP=1300, HFC-143a GWP=3800, HFC-152a GWP=140, HFC-227ea GWP=2900, HFC-23 GWP=11700, HFC-236fa GWP=6300, HFC-245fa GWP=858, HFC-32 GWP=650, HFC-365mfc GWP=804, HFC-43-10-mee GWP=1300, SF6 GWP=23900). Derived as residuals from total GHG emissions, CO2 emissions, CH4 emissions, and N2O emissions in kt of CO equivalent. Other greenhouse gases covered under the Kyoto Protocol are hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride. Although emissions of these artificial gases are small, they are more powerful greenhouse gases than carbon dioxide, with much higher atmospheric lifetimes and high global warming potential. The emissions are usually expressed in carbon dioxide equivalents using the global warming potential, which allows the effective contributions of different gases to be compared.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Period range (from 1990)