SDG 13: Climate Action
CO2 emissions are one of the greatest contributors to the Greenhouse Effect and consequently to climate change. Carbon dioxide emissions are defined as those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement. They include carbon dioxide produced during consumption of solid, liquid, and gas fuels and gas flaring.On average, CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) for Commonwealth countries (3.93) is lower than that of the rest of the world (4.59). For 2014, the five countries with the highest CO2 emissions (metric tons per capita) included only one Commonwealth nation - Trinidad and Tobago (34.16). In 2014, the Commonwealth country with the lowest level of emissions was Rwanda (0.07). 15 Commonwealth nations had CO2 emissions that were above the world average of 4.41.