Greenhouse Gases at a Glance

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

World Resources Institute







At almost 25 tonnes per person, Canada has the highest per capita emissions of the world’s top ten. The US remains the world’s biggest cumulative emitter, while Indonesia has the most emissions-intensive economy of the top ten. Ahead of the Lima climate talks, check our charts.



While China and the United States are at different stages of development, both countries’ pledged emissions reductions are a meaningful departure from business-as-usual.

Cities are taking ambitious action to improve quality of life through connected, sustainable urban mobility. Holger Dalkmann describes shifts in behavior, technology, and politics that are creating more sustainable cities






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