GLOBAL CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuel & Land Use Changes
All country international
CREDITS &/or DEBITS 1750 to 2013
Future global carbon constraints as per the Paris Agreement to the UNFCCC

This global accounting exercise is vast & considerably advanced but not yet fully completed (12/05/17). It will be complete before the end of June 2017.

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The extent of carbon CREDIT and/or DEBIT internationally accumulated since 1750 is recorded in the country charts and tables at the regional links here: -

ASIA AFRICA AMERICA EUROPE OCEANIA

From 1750 to 2013 & forward to 2050, by country & at each point in time (by year), carbon-shares are calculated in relation to the global per capita average amount of emissions in each of those years. This defines the international per capita average of carbon consumption as a global reference standard over that time.

From this standard, we can quantify and compare international carbon consumption per unit time over: -

  • the 'PAST', a period of gradual emissions expansion (with ~50% accumulation in the global atmosphere & 25% accumulation in the global sinks) &
  • the 'FUTURE', a period of rapid emissions contraction and what needs to happen 2014-2050 for UNFCCC-compliance, as per the Paris Agreement (see below).

    So with the national parts commuting with the international whole across time and space, if an individual country's actual emissions: -

  • were above that average, the country as a whole was debiting the global commons account,
    with the country's gross emissions integral (1750-2013) being shown, as here e.g.
    Australia

  • were below that average, the country as a whole was crediting the global commons account,
    with the country's gross emissions integral (1750-2013) being shown, as here
    e.g. Papua New Guinea

  • were both above and below that average, the country as a whole was both crediting and debiting the global commons account,
    with the country's gross emissions integral (1750-2013) being shown, as here e.g. the Finland


    Here is an Easy Visualization summarising how & why CREDIT:DEBIT is calculated this way

Past emissions data comes from CDIAC (Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Centre - US Government);
Population data comes various sources (principally from the World Bank);
Future carbon budget integrals to meet the temperature targets in the 'Paris Agreement' come from the IPCC AR5 Synthesis Report.