India is fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world; China Top

  • As per the study by Global Carbon Project, India is the fourth highest emitter of carbon dioxide in the world, accounting for 7 per cent of global emissions in 2017.
  • The top 10 emitters were China, the US, the EU, India, Russia, Japan, Germany, Iran, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
  • The top four emitters in 2017 covered 58 per cent of global emissions. Rest of the world contributed 41 per cent last year.
  • World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 per cent from 2017 to 2018.