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World Bank, online database, accessed in July 2010.
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012
Greenhouse gas emissions, 2005 (includes land use change)
Nieves López Izquierdo, Assosciate Consultant UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The disaggregation of emissions by type of gas makes clear the domination of carbon dioxide (CO2), both globally and at the regional level. On a country basis, the five top emitters in the world are China and the United States, followed by Russia and Japan. The fifth top emitter is Brazil, when greenhouse gas emission associated with land use change is taken into account.