Average Carbon Footprint Per Person In South Africa

What is Carbon Footprint?

A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. 

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Average Carbon Footprint Per Person In South Africa

CO2 emissions per capita in South Africa are equivalent to 6.95 tons per person (based on a population of 56,207,646 in 2016), a dicrease by -0.14 over the figure of 7.09 CO2 tons per person registered in 2015; this represents a change of -1.9% in CO2 emissions per capita.

What is the average carbon footprint of a person?

The average carbon footprint for a person in the United States is 16 tons, one of the highest rates in the world. Globally, the average carbon footprint is closer to 4 tons.

What is a good carbon footprint for a person?

6,000 to 15,999 pounds per year

Keep in mind that an “ideal” carbon footprint (or a “low” footprint) is anywhere from 6,000 to 15,999 pounds per year. 16,000-22,000 is considered average. Under 6,000 is considered very low.

Which family has the highest carbon footprint?

The wealthiest families create the most emissions, and that was certainly true with the San Francisco family, which was the highest-earning of the four families and which generated the highest emissions: the equivalent of driving from San Francisco to Miami.

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