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Emissions per GDP in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2005 (excludes land use change)
Nieves López Izquierdo (Associate Consultant UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Evidence at international level shows a positive, although not a linear, relation between GHG emissions and the trajectory of the gross domestic product (GDP). There is a strong heterogeneity in the ratio of emissions to GDP (excluding land use change) among the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, with Guyana and Bolivia standing as those countries with the highest levels of emissions per US$ 1 million of GDP produced.