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Figures from the Global Carbon Budget 2016

This page has been superseded by the 2017 release.

This web page is only a repository for the figures presented in the Global Carbon Budget 2016. For details and explanations, please refer to the Global Carbon Project's website. Full scientific documentation is available in Le Quéré et al. 2016.

These figures appear in the Global Carbon Project's 2016 release. For additional details, and explanations of all figures, please view the full presentation available here. Zip files containing all these figures are available here. Visualise these data using the Global Carbon Atlas, where you can download longer timeseries for all countries.

These figures and data are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. You may freely copy and modify these figures, and use them in commercial works, as long as you give credit as indicated for each figure. For details, visit the Creative Commons website.

To download figures or data, use the Download menu to the upper right of each figure. The precision provided in the data files is not indicative of certainty. For example, the data file says that global emissions in 2015 were 36.261531 GtCO2, but this should be quoted as 36.3 GtCO2. CSV data files have been prepared for many but not all figures on this page.

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Anthropogenic perturbation of global carbon cycle
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Global fossil fuel and cement emissions
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Emissions in context of future scenarios
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Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs)
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Emissions of the top four emitters
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Per-capita emissions of the top four emitters
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Emissions intensity of the top four emitters
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Comparing perspectives on emissions
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Global emissions from coal, oil, gas and cement
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Global energy consumption by energy type
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Contributions to change: sources
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Contributions to change: countries
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Emissions by country
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Share of emissions by country
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Share of emissions by continent
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Global emissions and intensity of the economy
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Emissions intensity and GDP by country
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Emissions per capita and population by country
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Consumption-based emissions for the top four
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Consumption-based emissions for Annex B
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Flows from production to consumption
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Flows from extraction to consumption
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Global land-use change emissions
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Global LUC, fossil fuel and cement emissions
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Global emissions by source
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Share of global emissions by source
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Global carbon budget
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Global carbon budget
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Partitioning of global emissions
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Growth rate of atmospheric CO2
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Ocean carbon sink
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Terrestrial carbon sink
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Remaining uncertainty in global carbon balance
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Changes to atmospheric CO2 since 1870
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Atmospheric CO2 concentration
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Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa

See also animated version here

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Remaining CO2 quota for 2°C
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Reaching the 2°C and 3°C quotas
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US emissions pledge in context of 2°C
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EU emissions pledge in context of 2°C
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India's emissions pledge in context of 2°C
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China's emissions pledge in context of 2°C
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Emission pledges in context of 2°C

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