Human Development Data for the Arab States

Carbon Dioxide Emissions per capita (tonnes)

Human-originated carbon dioxide emissions stemming from the burning of fossil fuels, gas flaring and the production of cement, divided by midyear population.

Source: HDRO calculations based on data from Boden, Marland and Andres (2009)


Country/Region 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008
Algeria 11.4 14 15.4 14.6 4.1 3.2
Bahrain 88.4 111.4 99.6 105.7 29.6 29
Comoros 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2
Djibouti 2.6 2 2.2 2.2 0.6 0.6
Egypt 5.1 7.8 8.7 8.2 2.5 2.6
Iraq 10.4 10.9 11.6 11.9 3.4 3.4
Jordan 11.7 11.8 14.1 13.3 3.7 3.5
Kuwait 69.7 117 122.1 114.3 34.1 26.3
Lebanon 11.2 14.9 16 13.9 3.6 4.1
Libya 33.9 34.1 34 33.7 9.3 9.3
Mauritania 5 1.7 2 2 0.6 0.6
Morocco 3.5 4.3 5.7 5.4 1.5 1.5
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. 0.9 2.7 2.8 0.6 0.5
Oman 20.6 33.7 46 59.6 13.6 16.4
Qatar 92.4 206.5 215.1 206.2 51.4 53.5
Saudi Arabia 48.5 52.5 57 57.9 16.9 17.2
Somalia 0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Sudan 0.8 0.6 1.1 1.1 0.3 0.3
Syrian Arab Republic 10.8 14.1 12.9 12.9 3.6 3.4
Tunisia 5.9 7.6 8.3 8.3 2.3 2.5
United Arab Emirates 107.6 143.1 121.2 120.5 30.9 34.6
Yemen 2.9 .. .. 3.6 1 1
Arab States 11.4 14.9 16.5 15.8 4.6 4.6
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 6.9 8.5 13 13.8 4 4.2
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) 35.3 23.8 25.6 26.5 7.3 7.8
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 8.9 9.3 9.6 9.9 2.8 2.9
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.2 0.2
OECD Members 39.6 40.9 40.8 40.3 11 10.4
South Asia 3.1 4.2 4.8 5 1.5 1.5
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 3.5 3.2 3.3 3.2 0.9 0.9
World 14.7 14.3 15.7 15.9 4.4 4.4


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