Carbon intensity of economies

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These two maps show the carbon intensity of economies in Africa and South Asia.

Notes: Carbon dioxide (CO2) intensity of economies measured in kilograms of CO2 per international US$ of GDP, 2011 prices. For ease of comparison, continental data on CO2 intensity is: Europe – 0.23; Africa – 0.24; Asia – 0.38; North America – 0.29; South America – 0.18; Oceania – 0.33. Click here and here to access the interactive versions of these maps.

Source: Author’s own calculations based on Global Carbon Project and Maddison Project Database 2020 (Bolt and van Zanden 2020).