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India's historical contribution: UNEP reports 5% warming impact

  1. Global emissions are highly unequal, with the top 10% of the highest-income population responsible for 48% of emissions, primarily in developed countries
  2. Per capita territorial GHG emissions vary worldwide, with Russia and the U.S. exceeding the global average, while India's emissions remain below half of it
  3. The UNEP report highlights that 80% of cumulative fossil and land use CO2 emissions come from G20 countries, with significant contributions from China, the U.S., and the European Union

20 Nov 2023

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released its Emissions Gap Report 2023 titled "Broken Record," emphasizing the global inequality in current and historical greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The report reveals that 10% of the population with the highest income contributes nearly half (48%) of emissions, with two-thirds of this group residing in developed countries.

Per capita territorial GHG emissions vary significantly, exceeding the world average in countries like the Russian Federation and the United States, while remaining below half in India.


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