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Global CO2 emissions from passenger flights by key departure country 2019

The United States was the highest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from domestic and international passenger flights in 2019. In that year, U.S. CO2 emissions from domestic air passenger transport reached around 117 million metric tons.

Carbon dioxide emissions of domestic and international passenger flights worldwide in 2019, by select departure country

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Release date

October 2020



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Supplementary notes

To retrieve the data, click on Global Aviation CO2 inventory, 2020 (spreadsheet data).
* Includes American Samoa, Guam, Johnston Island, Kingman’s Reef, Midway, Palmyra, Puerto Rico, Saipan (Mariana Islands), Wake Island, Virgin Islands.
** Includes Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.
*** Includes Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Montserrat, St. Helena and Ascension, Turks and Caicos Islands.
**** Includes French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Reunion Island, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna Islands.
***** Includes Christmas Island, Coco Islands, Norfolk Island.

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