Sub-Saharan Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions 1970-2021

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 2012 was 4,601,155.11, a 0.59% increase from 2011.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2011 was 4,573,970.10, a 0.34% increase from 2010.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2010 was 4,558,259.71, a 6.51% increase from 2009.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2009 was 4,279,677.85, a 9.99% decline from 2008.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name kt of CO2 equivalent
World 53,526,302.83
East Asia & Pacific 18,822,910.63
OECD members 16,443,472.04
North America 7,371,537.24
Latin America & Caribbean 5,746,908.25
Sub-Saharan Africa 4,601,155.11
European Union 4,116,310.46
South Asia 3,648,610.44
Euro Area 3,160,160.76
Sub-Saharan Africa Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2012 4,601,155.11 0.59%
2011 4,573,970.10 0.34%
2010 4,558,259.71 6.51%
2009 4,279,677.85 -9.99%
2008 4,754,877.69 -12.72%
2007 5,448,102.99 8.93%
2006 5,001,274.06 -5.41%
2005 5,287,376.95 14.33%
2004 4,624,593.80 -7.55%
2003 5,002,466.63 10.80%
2002 4,514,694.75 0.71%
2001 4,482,776.48 -6.76%
2000 4,807,543.05 1.92%
1999 4,717,141.57 -15.00%
1998 5,549,287.41 86.00%
1997 2,983,497.77 -1.48%
1996 3,028,219.85 -6.61%
1995 3,242,554.91 4.09%
1994 3,115,165.03 8.00%
1993 2,884,391.72 -27.66%
1992 3,987,161.02 35.39%
1991 2,944,893.68 -13.26%
1990 3,394,980.00 44.14%
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%