G8 and G20 Data on Climate Change

Masa Kovic,
G8 and G20 Research Groups
June 6, 2010

Countries

Aggregate total GHG Emissions
(for 2007 unless otherwise stated) [Mtonnes per CO2 equivalent]

GHG Emissions per Capita
(for 2007 unless otherwise stated)
[tones of CO2 equivalent][a]

Increase/decrease of GHG from the base year
(1990 unless otherwise stated)

Copenhagen Accord Targets
(emission reductions in 2020)

Are the proposed emission reductions targets adequate to reach the 2 degree Celsius goal?

Footprint
(2009 unless otherwise stated)
[gha per person]

Biocapacity
(2005)
[gha per person]

Water Footprint of Consumption
(measured 1997-2001)
[m3/person/yr]

Water Footprint of Production (measured 1997-2001) [km3/yr]

Canada

734.0 (08)

22.04

43.3%

17% of 2005

inadequate

5.8

20

2,049

124.58

France

463.0

7.50

-11.8%

See EU

See EU

4.6

3.0

1,875

118.02

Germany

878.0 (09)

10.70

-28.7%

See EU

See EU

4.0

1.9

1,545

95.58

Italy

481.8

8.10

7.4%

See EU

See EU

4.9

1.2

2,332

91.87

Japan

1,281.1 (08)

10.03

1.6%

25% of 1990

sufficient

4.1

0.6

1,153

90.53

Russia

2,005.8

14.15

-40.3%

15% of 1990

inadequate

4.4

8.1

1,858

280.89

UK

628.3 (08)

10.25

-19.4%

See EU

See EU

6.1

1.6

1,245

26.63

U.S.

6,956.8 (08)

22.80

14.0%

17% of 2005

inadequate

9.0

5.0

2,483

830.94

G8 Total/Average

13,429

13.20

-4.2%

NA

inadequate

5.4

5.17

1,817

207.38

G8% of World

44.98 %

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

EU

3,792.0

7.67

-5.6%

20% of 1990

inadequate

4.2

2.3

1,330

23.88

G8+EU Total/Average[b]

14,770

15.34

2.6%

NA

inadequate

5.5

7.2

1,774

270.16

G8+EU% of World

49.48%

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Argentina

282.0 (00)

7.63

22.0%

NA

inadequate

3.0

8.1

1,404

114.72

Australia

825.8

39.32

82.0%

5% of 2000

inadequate

7.8 (08)

15.4

1,393

95.50

Brazil

1,477.0 (94)

4.14

11.1%

36% from “business as usual”

sufficient

2.1 (03)

7.3

1,381

308.55

China

3,649.8 (94)

3.39

NA

40% of 2005

inadequate

1.8

0.9

702

1,162.54

India

1,228.5 (94)

1.30

NA

20% of 2005

medium[c]

0.8

0.4

980

1,274.73

Indonesia

487.3 (94)

1.77

25.2%

26% from “business as usual”

medium

0.9 (2005)

1.4

1,317

319.42

Korea

508.2 (01)

11.62

87.6%

30% from “business as usual”

medium

3.7

0.7

1,179

29.37

Mexico

638.3 (02)

5.38

29.2%

30% from “business as usual”

medium

3.2

1.7

1,441

153.04

Saudi Arabia

150.0 (90)

10.16

NA

NA

NA

3.5

1.3

1,263

21.44

South Africa

361.2 (94)

9.38

9.4%

34% from “business as usual”

inadequate

2.7

2.2

931

45.68

Turkey

296.3

4.00

136.7%

NA

NA

2.8

1.7

1,615

119.53

G20 Total/Average

24,674.0[d]

8.74

20.81%[e]

NA

inadequate

2.99

4.8

1,404

312.20

G20% of World

82.66%

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

Global Total/Average

29,849.7

18.56

84.1%

NA

inadequate

2.8

2.1

1,243

45.64

a Results are calculated from data on greenhouse gas emissions and populations.

b Does not double count France, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom.

c The score medium determines that the countries’ pledges are not stringent enough to definitely reach the target of 2° Celsius. The pledges are less stringent, but in certain conditions they could still meet the target. These conditions differ from country to country.

c Calculated from the information for each county.

e Calculated from the information for each county.