World 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).
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2018 was 45,873,850.00, a 1.68% increase from 2017.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2017 was 45,117,640.00, a 1.27% increase from 2016.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2016 was 44,550,150.00, a 0.29% increase from 2015.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2015 was 44,423,270.00, a 0.03% decline 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
World Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2018 45,873,850.00 1.68%
2017 45,117,640.00 1.27%
2016 44,550,150.00 0.29%
2015 44,423,270.00 -0.03%
2014 44,438,190.00 0.46%
2013 44,233,530.00 1.49%
2012 43,582,450.00 1.30%
2011 43,022,060.00 2.88%
2010 41,817,500.00 4.95%
2009 39,846,770.00 -0.73%
2008 40,139,260.00 1.01%
2007 39,738,280.00 3.37%
2006 38,444,310.00 2.94%
2005 37,346,260.00 3.02%
2004 36,252,860.00 3.93%
2003 34,882,860.00 3.50%
2002 33,702,380.00 1.41%
2001 33,235,280.00 1.38%
2000 32,781,530.00 2.38%
1999 32,018,180.00 0.50%
1998 31,860,170.00 0.53%
1997 31,691,800.00 0.99%
1996 31,379,670.00 1.75%
1995 30,839,910.00 2.28%
1994 30,152,090.00 0.61%
1993 29,970,470.00 0.31%
1992 29,879,100.00 -0.43%
1991 30,009,210.00 0.54%
1990 29,848,570.00 -14.21%
1989 34,792,835.40 1.78%
1988 34,184,147.35 -1.66%
1987 34,762,053.68 5.82%
1986 32,849,036.78 2.87%
1985 31,931,144.34 0.17%
1984 31,878,367.24 -4.10%
1983 33,241,117.37 -1.50%
1982 33,745,859.07 6.30%
1981 31,746,296.04 -3.20%
1980 32,794,095.69 -0.39%
1979 32,923,407.15 4.71%
1978 31,442,011.28 1.75%
1977 30,900,189.24 4.15%
1976 29,669,095.51 5.04%
1975 28,245,747.25 1.66%
1974 27,783,247.44 -2.25%
1973 28,423,385.49 3.32%
1972 27,508,882.46 7.24%
1971 25,652,776.28 -5.19%
1970 27,057,171.80 -5.19%