Greenhouse gases in charts

By:Edmond Research and Development | 03/12/2022

Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

On April 2022 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released its 6th assessment Report about the status of Climate Change. The study is finalized to report to Government Bodies and all interested private and public entities the latest climate evolution of our Earth, trying to provide information about the reasons at the base on current deterioration and to provide, at the same time, ideas on the possible paths to follow to mitigate the rise of global warming.

Inside the report, among other very technical information, we would like to select some interesting charts that can help in understanding where we are in term of Worldwide CO2e emissions, their evolution over the years and the main “offenders” both as sources and regions.

Global net anthropogenic emissions have continued to rise across all major groups of greenhouse gases

Total net anthropogenic GHG emissions have continued to rise during the period 2010–2019, as have cumulative net CO2 emissions since 1850. Average annual GHG emissions during 2010–2019 were higher than in any previous decade, but the rate of growth between 2010 and 2019 was lower than that between 2000 and 2009. 

Emission have grown in most regions but are distributed irregularly, both in present day and cumulatively since 1850

Regional contributions to global GHG emissions continue to differ widely. Variations in regional, and national per capita emissions partly reflect different development stages, but they also vary widely at similar income levels. The 10% of households with the highest per capita emissions contribute a disproportionately large share of global household GHG emissions. At least 18 countries have sustained GHG emission reductions for longer than 10 years.

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