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2. CO2 emissions per person in Latin America and the Caribbean compared to world and OECD average emissions

Historically the developed countries of the world have emitted most of the anthropogenic greenhouse gases. The United States emits the most in total, and is one of the countries with the highest emissions per capita. The per capita volume of GHG emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean is lower than the world average, but when emissions from land use change is taken into account, the results are slightly higher than the world average. Some countries like Trinidad and Tobago emit more than the OECD average. Approximately 50% of the CO2 emissions from these countries come from manufacturing and construction. Gas is the most important contributor of the fossil fuels in Trinidad and Tobago.
WRI: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool;
WRI: Earth Trends, Climate and atmosphere, Trinidad and Tobago).