CO2 emissions


China is the top country by CO2 emissions in the world. As of 2016, CO2 emissions in China was 10.4 million kt that accounts for 31.21 % of the world's CO2 emissions. The top 5 countries (others are the United States of America, India, Russian Federation, and Japan) account for 62.46 % of it. The world's total CO2 emissions was estimated at 33.4 million kt in 2016.

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Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.