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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) elaboration of World Resource Institute-CAIT database.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Carbon intensity of economy: Percentage growth from 1980
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The ratio of emissions to GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean remained constant between 1980 and 2005. This is very much in contrast to the world as a whole, the OECD countries and in particular when compared to China. These figures clearly show the need to intensify efforts within the region to transition to less carbon-intensive economies.