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African emissions: African major sources of GHG, emissions per capita, and comparison with emissions from other countries.

The IPCC TAR concluded that Africa is very vulnerable to climate change given its low capacity to respond and adapt. However, Africa's contribution through greenhouse gas emissions is insignificant. When comparing the greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the typical African country with the typical European country, the Europeans emit roughly 50-100 times more, while the Americans emit 100-200 times more.