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CO2 emissions South Korea 2020

Lower CO2 emissions in South Korea

In 2020, CO2 emissions in South Korea have fallen 41.537 megatons, 6.26% compared to 2019.

CO2 emissions in 2020 were 621.468 megatons, making South Korea 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 South Korea, have decreased in 2020, in which they have been 12.07 tons per inhabitant.

Regarding 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, South Korea, has emitted 0.28 kilos for every $ 1,000 of GDP, a lower figure than in 2019.

In the table we can see the evolution of CO2 emissions, which have grown since 2010, 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 South Korea, as have emissions per capita, then the situation is improving.

Click on the following link to see the ranking of CO2 emissions by countries and in the Economy of South Korea to see all the information we publish about South Korea.


South Korea - CO2 emission
DateCO2 Total MtCO2 Kg/1000 $CO2 Tons per capita
2020621.4680.2812.07
2019663.0050.3012.91
2018683.0980.3213.35
2017671.3790.3213.17
2016660.6100.3213.01
2015643.2380.3212.71
2014624.6120.3212.40
2013629.9410.3412.56
2012632.7440.3512.67
2011629.5600.3612.66
2010598.9020.3512.09
2009552.4840.3511.19
2008544.3940.3411.06
2007534.1680.3510.89
2006523.0010.3610.70
2005516.4560.3710.60
2004516.7380.3910.65
2003497.1330.4010.30
2002493.2620.4010.28
2001497.6380.4410.43
2000483.9840.4510.21
1999425.5030.439.05
1998390.5230.448.38
1997454.5740.499.84
1996431.3970.499.43
1995405.0730.508.94
1994372.6730.508.31
1993345.6650.517.80
1992315.4040.497.19
1991296.3210.496.83
1990271.0810.506.32
1989241.2085.68
1988229.7315.46
1987203.5314.88
1986197.8564.79
1985190.0634.66
1984181.5114.50
1983161.1674.05
1982148.1873.78
1981148.4883.85
1980142.0013.73
1979139.5703.72
1978122.9393.32
1977116.5493.19
1976102.5182.85
197591.8262.59
197484.7672.44
197380.5842.36
197265.4901.95
197163.5661.93
197062.8781.95
South Korea - CO2 emission