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Inequality and development - emissions from high income nations dwarf those of poor countries

Graham Watson

29th January 2022

The unequal contributions made across the globe to climate change are revealed in this Guardian article.

The article provides a stark observation: "each Briton produces 200 times the climate emissions of the average Congolese person, with people in the US producing 585 times as much."

As a result, the Centre for Global Development suggests that the attitude of the West to climate change negotiations at COP26 was hypocritical. And there's a fantastic graphic showing the day in January when the emissions of the average Briton match those of a number of developing economies.

"By the end of January, the carbon emitted by someone living in the UK will surpass the annual emissions of citizens of 30 low- and middle-income countries"


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