We use cookies to imporve your experience. By using our site, you consent to our cookie policy Learn more
arrow arrow_up breadcrumb-chevron-right breadcrumb-home dropdown-arrow-down loader GALogoWUNEP GALogo2018 GALogo2019 menu read-more-plus rrss-email rrss-facebook rrss-flickr rrss-instagram rrss-linkedin rrss-twitter rrss-vimeo rrss-youtube rrss_google_plus rrss_skype rrss_web pdf search share Completed In Process Ideas In Develpment Toogle Toogle Thumbnail View List View play close filter-collapse filter edit media_photo_library media_video_library graphics pictures videos collections next

CO2 emissions in the world and in Latin America and the Caribbean

A comparison between the amount of CO2 emissions of the world and Latin America and the Caribbean. Since pre-industrial times, the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases has grown significantly. The present level of carbon dioxide concentration (around 375 parts per million) is the highest for 420,000 years, and probably the highest for the past 20 million years. CO2 is the greenhouse gas that contributes most to the enhanced greenhouse effect, because of the quantity of the emissions. CO2 comes from burning fossil fuels, cement production and land use change. In 2000, Latin America and the Caribbean contributed 5, 5% of the world’s total CO2 emissions (excluding land use change). The total global CO2 emissions were estimated at 24 000 million tonnes. CO2 emissions from land use change and forestry from the region comprised 30% of the world's total. This was attributed to the destruction of the rainforest.

Year: 2005

From collection: Vital Climate Graphics Latin America and the Caribbean

Cartographer: GRID-Arendal

Graphics included in same album

View all media