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.
From collection: Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and the Caribbean (2010)
Nieves López Izquierdo (Associate Consultant UNEP/GRID-Arendal)