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CO2 emissions per capita

(metric tons)

In 2016, CO2 emissions per capita in Australia was 17.22 metric tons. In the ranking by CO2 emissions per capita including 180 countries, Australia has the 60th rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Ukraine and the Sweden. Compared to the United States of America which at the top of the ranking with CO2 emissions per capita of 15.56 metric tons in 2016, Australia has 10.63 % percent higher CO2 emissions per capita.

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What is CO2 emissions per capita?

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.