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3. CO2 emissions in 1990 and 2001: Latin America and selected countries

Emissions from Latin America and Caribbean increased more than the world average between 1990 and 2000. The increase inthis region was more than 35% while the total increase in the world's emission (excluding land use change) was almost 13%.

In South America the increase came mainly from industry and transport, where emissions increased by more than 40% between 1990 and 1999. The increase in emissions from electricity and heat production was more than 70%, but these emissions are still lower than emissions from transport and industry.
(WRI: Climate Analysis Indicators Tool;
WRI: Earth Trends, Greenhouse gas emissions by sector 2003 )