Between 1980 and 2000, 72% of territories increased their emissions of carbon dioxide, totalling 6.6 billion tonnes a year. Other territories reduced their emissions by 1.9 billion tonnes a year.
The biggest increases in carbon dioxide emissions over this period were in China, the United States and India. 42% of the world population live in these 3 territories, they caused 45% of the world increases. The per person increase in emissions from the United States was over 3 times larger than China’s, and over 4 times India’s.
The largest increases in carbon dioxide emissions per person living there were in Qatar, then Bahrain.