India Fourth Largest Carbon Emitter WRI Analysis


India is 4th largest carbon emitter in the world in terms of per capita emission accounting for 6.6 % of global emissions for the year 2012. Top 10 emitters are which released by WRI- China (25.26%), US (14.4%), European Union (10.16%), India (6.69%), Russia (5.36%), Japan (3.11%), Brazil (2.34%), Indonesia (1.76%), Mexico (1.67%) and Iran (1.65%).

  • It was released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in its latest analyses of the country-wise carbon emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases (GHGs).
  • Industrial and agricultural sectors also have significantly contributed in GHGs emissions. The WRI analysis was based on data from its Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) for the year 2012.
  • Largest 10 emitters have contributed a majority of over 72% of global GHGs emissions (excluding change in land use and forestry). Six of the top 10 emitters are developing countries. On the other hand, the lowest 100 emitters had contributed less than 3% of global emissions.
  • Energy sector is the largest source of GHGs emissions accounting for more than 75% of global emissions in sector wise. It had analyzed various economic sectors for the overall emission from different countries

- Published/Last Modified on: June 30, 2015