CO2 Emissions Per Capita rose 1.05% to 6,946 kg in European Union in 2017

CO2 Emissions Per Capita (kg)
Energy & Utility | European Union | December 26, 2018
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CO2 emissions per capita reached 6,946 kg in 2017 in European Union, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.05 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, CO2 emissions per capita in European Union reached an all time high of 10,065 kg in 1979 and an all time low of 5,732 kg in 1960. When compared to European Union's main peers, CO2 emissions per capita in China amounted to 6,621 kg, 9,421 kg in Japan, 10,955 kg in Russia and 15,604 kg in USA in 2017.

European Union has been ranked 35th within the group of 81 countries we follow in terms of CO2 emissions per capita, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.

CO2 Emissions Per Capita Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Canada kg 15,445 14,779 15,100 15,236 14,895
China kg 6,433 6,530 6,676 6,654 6,602
European Union kg 7,549 7,424 7,241 6,798 6,864
Germany kg 9,189 9,328 9,647 9,117 9,195
India kg 1,424 1,501 1,550 1,657 1,690
Japan kg 9,371 10,116 10,063 9,753 9,508
Mexico kg 3,904 3,931 3,894 3,758 3,689
Russia kg 10,859 11,003 10,724 10,840 10,626
South Korea kg 13,262 13,179 13,183 13,102 13,295
USA kg 17,084 16,317 16,656 16,717 16,170