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Nigeria's Carbon Emissions

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Emissions of greenhouse gases from combustion of fossil fuels are associated with the global warming of Earth's climate. Certain air pollutants, including carbon emissions, not only contribute to global warming, but are also suspected of having immediate effect on regional climates.

Nigeria emissions of Carbon Dioxide were 140.0 Million MtCO2e in 2019, this places Nigeria as the 34th worst CO2 emitter globally.

Nigeria's data is highlighted in the table below, use the filter and sort order options to allow easy comparison with other countries.

Data source: Friedlingstein et al. 2020, Göttingen


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China 7.05 10,174.68
United States 15.87 5,284.70
India 1.88 2,615.82
Russia 11.50 1,678.37
Japan 8.78 1,106.66
Germany 8.37 701.96
Indonesia 2.23 617.51
Korea, Rep. 11.91 611.26
Saudi Arabia 16.47 582.15
Canada 15.15 576.65
South Africa 7.97 478.61
Brazil 2.18 465.72
Mexico 3.37 438.50
Australia 15.94 411.02
Turkey 4.76 405.13
United Kingdom 5.42 369.88
Italy 5.58 337.09
France 4.95 323.56
Poland 8.54 322.63
Kazakhstan 16.52 313.80
Thailand 4.12 288.28
Taiwan 11.01 262.64
Spain 5.41 252.68
Malaysia 7.63 250.09
Pakistan 1.10 248.84
Vietnam 2.52 247.71
Egypt 2.37 246.64
Ukraine 5.14 223.23
United Arab Emirates 19.09 190.68
Argentina 3.92 178.94
Algeria 3.85 171.71
Netherlands 9.02 154.83
Philippines 1.30 144.26
Nigeria 0.66 140.03
Uzbekistan 3.25 110.25
Qatar 37.31 109.34
Kuwait 24.84 107.53
Colombia 1.99 102.20
Bangladesh 0.61 102.16
Czech Republic 9.42 101.01
Belgium 8.57 99.71
Turkmenistan 14.00 85.65
Chile 4.39 84.27
Romania 3.93 75.08
Morocco 1.93 71.93
Oman 13.72 71.68
Austria 7.57 68.50
Greece 6.48 67.18
Mongolia 19.68 65.51
Israel 7.30 64.17
Belarus 6.62 62.48
Serbia 6.29 54.67
Peru 1.63 54.53
Hungary 5.10 49.10
Portugal 4.78 48.60
Libya 6.67 46.43
Sweden 4.21 42.77
Norway 7.77 42.44
Bulgaria 6.09 42.01
Finland 7.51 41.65
Hong Kong 5.50 41.54
Ecuador 2.27 40.54
Azerbaijan 3.90 39.82
Singapore 6.60 38.94
Angola 1.12 38.02
Trinidad and Tobago 26.98 37.86
Switzerland 4.32 37.68
Ireland 7.45 37.12
New Zealand 7.52 36.54
Bahrain 19.65 34.35
Slovak Republic 6.10 33.31
Laos 4.45 32.81
Denmark 5.52 32.08
Tunisia 2.60 31.01
Lebanon 4.17 28.20
Dominican Republic 2.50 27.38
Bosnia and Herzegovina 8.16 26.62
Myanmar 0.48 26.23
Jordan 2.54 26.07
Sri Lanka 1.16 24.84
Sudan 0.51 22.98
Bolivia 1.91 22.57
Guatemala 1.12 20.51
Croatia 4.38 17.88
Kenya 0.31 17.32
Ethiopia 0.14 16.26
Cambodia 0.95 16.03
Ghana 0.47 14.96
Nepal 0.47 13.91
Estonia 10.48 13.89
Slovenia 6.59 13.70
Lithuania 5.01 13.48
Cote d'Ivoire 0.48 12.95
Panama 2.85 12.50
Tanzania 0.19 11.63
Kyrgyzstan 1.73 11.48
Honduras 1.09 10.93
Afghanistan 0.27 10.72
Zimbabwe 0.69 10.37
Georgia 2.58 10.29
Yemen, Rep. 0.34 10.26
Senegal 0.57 9.82
Luxembourg 15.41 9.78
Brunei Darussalam 20.58 9.09
Tajikistan 0.92 8.98
Mozambique 0.27 8.71
Costa Rica 1.66 8.51
Paraguay 1.15 8.27
Latvia 4.43 8.26
North Macedonia 3.86 8.04
Jamaica 2.70 8.01
Benin 0.64 8.00
Cameroon 0.28 7.59
Cyprus 6.02 7.32
Papua New Guinea 0.78 7.09
Zambia 0.36 6.72
Uruguay 1.83 6.38
Botswana 2.63 6.32
El Salvador 0.95 6.21
Armenia 2.02 6.01
Moldova 1.48 5.96
Albania 1.94 5.58
Nicaragua 0.83 5.55
Uganda 0.12 5.53
Gabon 2.06 4.70
Mauritius 3.68 4.69
Burkina Faso 0.20 4.30
Namibia 1.61 4.17
Mauritania 0.86 4.09
Madagascar 0.14 4.01
Congo, Rep. 0.61 3.46
Mali 0.16 3.39
Iceland 9.67 3.32
Haiti 0.28 3.28
Togo 0.38 3.26
Guinea 0.23 3.15
Suriname 4.40 2.61
Guyana 3.02 2.39
Congo, Dem. Rep 0.02 2.28
Lesotho 1.03 2.22
Niger 0.08 2.14
Bahamas, The 4.99 1.98
Bhutan 2.19 1.71
Malta 3.51 1.55
Malawi 0.07 1.47
Liberia 0.26 1.32
Rwanda 0.08 1.11
Chad 0.06 1.03
Sierra Leone 0.13 1.03
Eswatini 0.83 0.97
Cabo Verde 1.13 0.63
Gambia 0.24 0.59
Burundi 0.05 0.58
Guinea-Bissau 0.16 0.32
Central African Republic 0.06 0.31
Comoros 0.28 0.25


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