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Searching for an Environmental Kuznets Curve

Geoff Riley

6th November 2015

As countries become richer, is there a turning point beyond which they successfully start to reduce their CO2 emissions per capita? The charted animation below takes a selection of countries and looks to see whether which countries have made most progress in lowering their CO2 emissions per head of population. Click on the data link to the HDI data explorer site to make your own selection of countries.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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