CO2 emissions, in Saudi Arabia in 2021, have grown 11.482 megatons, 2% compared to 2020.
CO2 emissions in 2021 were 586.398 megatons, making Saudi Arabia is among the ten most polluting countries en lo que respecta a emisiones de dióxido de carbono delin terms of carbon dioxide emissions in the ranking of countries for CO2 emissions, made up of 184 countries, in which the countries are ranked from least to most pollutant.
In addition to its total emissions of CO2 into the atmospher, which logically depend, among other variables, on the country's population, it is convenient to analyze the behavior of its emissions per inhabitant. In the table we see that per capita CO2 emissions in Saudi Arabia, have increased in 2021, in which they have been 16.63 tons per inhabitant.
Saudi Arabia belongs to the group of countries that emit the most CO2 per inhabitant.
If you look at evolution f CO2 emissions per 1000 dollars of GDP, which measures, for the same country, the "environmental efficiency" with which it is produced over time. In the last period, Saudi Arabia, has emitted 0.37 kilos for every $ 1,000 of GDP, the same as in 2020.
In the table we can see the evolution of CO2 emissions, which have grown in the last ten years, while per capita emissions have decreased and, on the contrary, CO2 emissions per $ 1,000 of GDP.
However, in the last five years, total emissions have decreased in Saudi Arabia, as have emissions per capita, then the situation is improving.
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