Sub-Saharan Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2022

Total greenhouse gas emissions in kt of CO2 equivalent are composed of CO2 totals excluding short-cycle biomass burning (such as agricultural waste burning and Savannah burning) but including other biomass burning (such as forest fires, post-burn decay, peat fires and decay of drained peatlands), all anthropogenic CH4 sources, N2O sources and F-gases (HFCs, PFCs and SF6).
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2018 was 2,360,480.00, a 1.73% increase from 2017.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 2,320,270.00, a 1.2% increase from 2016.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 2,292,760.00, a 2.26% increase from 2015.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2015 was 2,242,140.00, a 0.67% increase from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
World 45,873,850.00
East Asia & Pacific 17,659,720.00
OECD members 14,851,080.00
North America 6,748,550.00
South Asia 4,195,430.00
European Union 3,567,090.00
Latin America & Caribbean 3,178,850.00
Euro Area 2,716,570.00
Sub-Saharan Africa 2,360,480.00
Sub-Saharan Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2018 2,360,480.00 1.73%
2017 2,320,270.00 1.20%
2016 2,292,760.00 2.26%
2015 2,242,140.00 0.67%
2014 2,227,230.00 2.26%
2013 2,178,000.00 2.61%
2012 2,122,580.00 2.71%
2011 2,066,530.00 2.00%
2010 2,025,930.00 5.04%
2009 1,928,650.00 -1.30%
2008 1,954,090.00 3.77%
2007 1,883,140.00 3.98%
2006 1,811,100.00 0.31%
2005 1,805,480.00 3.79%
2004 1,739,500.00 3.20%
2003 1,685,630.00 4.29%
2002 1,616,340.00 4.12%
2001 1,552,440.00 3.35%
2000 1,502,100.00 0.99%
1999 1,487,420.00 -1.04%
1998 1,503,120.00 2.62%
1997 1,464,720.00 1.47%
1996 1,443,520.00 1.50%
1995 1,422,250.00 1.61%
1994 1,399,690.00 6.26%
1993 1,317,260.00 1.66%
1992 1,295,750.00 2.19%
1991 1,268,000.00 2.57%
1990 1,236,220.00 -47.51%
1989 2,355,342.73 10.01%
1988 2,141,000.11 -19.09%
1987 2,646,127.18 22.15%
1986 2,166,331.67 -3.35%
1985 2,241,454.45 -1.09%
1984 2,266,117.48 -22.66%
1983 2,930,214.64 -1.33%
1982 2,969,640.52 10.13%
1981 2,696,401.10 -10.91%
1980 3,026,521.11 -6.31%
1979 3,230,505.84 21.96%
1978 2,648,809.63 -0.66%
1977 2,666,298.57 11.34%
1976 2,394,647.95 -4.58%
1975 2,509,688.29 10.84%
1974 2,264,326.43 -10.47%
1973 2,529,215.82 7.21%
1972 2,359,208.44 4.20%
1971 2,264,050.09 -28.02%
1970 3,145,184.86 -28.02%