World 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).
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2012 was 53,526,302.83, a 1.39% increase from 2011.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2011 was 52,790,527.00, a 3.69% increase from 2010.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2010 was 50,911,113.68, a 5.73% increase from 2009.
  • World greenhouse gas (ghg) emissions for 2009 was 48,150,621.23, a 1.06% 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
World Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions - Historical Data
Year kt of CO2 equivalent Annual % Change
2012 53,526,302.83 1.39%
2011 52,790,527.00 3.69%
2010 50,911,113.68 5.73%
2009 48,150,621.23 -1.06%
2008 48,664,440.84 -2.63%
2007 49,977,387.11 2.75%
2006 48,639,987.97 3.02%
2005 47,216,058.67 3.41%
2004 45,658,897.99 2.78%
2003 44,422,304.87 3.14%
2002 43,070,574.64 6.70%
2001 40,365,672.95 -0.49%
2000 40,563,437.00 -0.80%
1999 40,891,983.49 -7.17%
1998 44,048,270.65 1.55%
1997 43,375,207.97 10.49%
1996 39,258,545.34 0.56%
1995 39,040,328.23 0.59%
1994 38,810,306.96 1.91%
1993 38,081,369.63 -4.38%
1992 39,824,354.99 3.21%
1991 38,587,503.85 0.93%
1990 38,232,170.06 5.88%
1989 36,108,991.65 1.78%
1988 35,478,325.59 -1.35%
1987 35,963,102.02 5.62%
1986 34,049,392.45 2.93%
1985 33,080,640.79 0.78%
1984 32,822,992.33 -3.04%
1983 33,852,269.09 -1.51%
1982 34,370,124.11 6.02%
1981 32,418,038.87 -3.17%
1980 33,480,327.21 -0.40%
1979 33,615,147.86 4.65%
1978 32,120,464.11 1.80%
1977 31,553,904.67 4.13%
1976 30,301,513.69 4.99%
1975 28,860,202.77 1.50%
1974 28,434,027.14 -2.32%
1973 29,107,899.05 3.41%
1972 28,148,780.85 7.18%
1971 26,263,241.30 -5.05%
1970 27,660,218.47 -5.05%