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Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions: 1751-2017

This data product is a time series of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion and cement manufacture. Estimates of CO2 emissions are included for the globe and by nation back to 1751, and include emissions from solid fuel consumption, liquid fuel consumption, gas fuel consumption, cement production, and gas flaring. Per capita CO2 emissions and emissions from international trade (bunker fuels) are included as well; bunker fuels are not included in country totals, but are assigned to the country in which loading took place. Estimates are generated using the United Nations Energy Statistics database and the United States Geologic Survey’s cement statistics.

Historic CDIAC data from Oak Ridge National Laboratory are located here: https://data.ess-dive.lbl.gov/view/doi:10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2017. This dataset is the foundational dataset for the annual global carbon budget and other carbon cycle analyses that need relevant fossil fuel CO2 data. Within this data package are spreadsheets (.csv) of global and national estimates of CO2 emissions as well as text files of the ranking of each country’s total CO2 emissions and per capita for that year.

Please use the following citation if you plan to use any of this data for research or other use:

Gilfillan D; Marland G; Boden T; Andres R (2020): Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions: 1751-2017 CDIAC-FF, Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics, Appalachian State University. DOI: 10.15485/1712447


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Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement manufacture Global CO2 emissions from 1751 to 2017. Total CO2 emissions including emissions from the consumption of solid fuels, liquid fuels, gas fuels, the production of cement, and gas flaring shown in million metric tons of carbon, or megatons of carbon (MtC). Per capita CO2 emissions (1950-2017) are in metric tons of carbon43 KBglobal.1751_2017.xls 
National CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and cement manufactureCO2 emissions for each individual nation from 1751 to 2017. Total CO2 emissions including emissions from the consumption of solid fuels, liquid fuels, gas fuels, the production of cement, and gas flaring shown in thousand metric tons of carbon, or kilotons of carbon (ktC). Per capita CO2 emissions (1950-2017) are in metric tons of carbon1,510 KBnation.1751_2017.xls
Total CO2 emissions in 2017 by countryRanking of each country by total CO2 emissions in 2017 shown in thousand metric tons of carbon, or kilotons of carbon (ktC)18 KBtop2017tot.txt
Per capita  CO2 emissions in 2017 by countryRanking of each country by per capita CO2 emissions in 2017 shown in thousand metric tons of carbon, or kilotons of carbon (ktC)18 KBtop2017cap.txt

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