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CO2 emissions per capita

(metric tons)

In 2016, CO2 emissions per capita in Costa Rica was 1.71 metric tons. In the ranking by CO2 emissions per capita including 180 countries, Costa Rica has the 53rd rank that is close to the positions of such countries as Congo and the Albania. 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, Costa Rica has 88.99 % percent lower 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.

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