GHG Emissions – Rich countries are the worst

Posted on January 25, 2011 by

A recently published index in Norway ranks United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the worst performer in GHG emissions and Australia as the second worst country in the world. The index of 183 countries created by a British consultancy looks at current and historic emissions levels.

As could be expected, rich countries and OPEC members dominated the list.

The reasons behind the rankings of the top 2 emitters are quite different – the UAE appears on top largely driven by a sharp rise in GHG in recent years from its desalination plants. Australia is high in the ranking due to their dependence on coal.