Field Detail
Code MDG-7.2.2
MDG code MDG-7.2.2
Name CO2 emissions, per capita (metric tons)
Definition Carbon emissions per capita are measured as the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the country as a consequence of all relevant human (production and consumption) activities, divided by the population of the country.
Calculation/Formula Total CO2 emissions / Total population
Unit of Measure Metric Tonnes
Policy Linkages National Development plans, Climate change strategies
Preferred Data Sources Global Monitoring data - UNFCCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Primary Data Collection System Survey - International Agency / Global Monitoring
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
SPC Programme SDP
Numerator Total CO2 emissions
Denominator Total population
Other Metadata Link http://mdgs.un.org/unsd/mdg/Metadata.aspx