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Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Carbon intensity of energy use: Percentage growth from 1980
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
By comparing the emissions:energy ratio (carbon intensity) between regions, one finds different patterns over time. Thus, between 1980 and 1995, decarbonization in Latin America and the Caribbean was in line with the world average; in the first half of the 1980s, the region progressed even faster than the OECD countries. Later, between 1995 and 2003, the emissions-to-energy consumption ratio increased.