Carbon emissions in the Middle East and North Africa have doubled in the past 30 years, with oil-rich countries leading the way, a new study shows.
Such countries represent a small share of global emissions but lead the way in emissions per capita, the study says, with their citizens creating two to 10 times the amount of emissions of the average global citizen.
The study, by the Britain-based environmental organisation Carboun, said a big part of the problem is that countries that are rich in oil and gas are more likely to use it inefficiently.
It said the rest of the world’s per capital output had remained stable…
Qatar, with 55.4 tonnes of carbon dioxide per person, has the highest footprint globally, about 10 times the global average. In the region, Qatar is followed by Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain, which are ranked third, fourth and fifth in the world.