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Global per capita carbon footprint by key country 2014

This statistic displays the global carbon footprint per capita in 2014, by major country. During this time, the United States had a carbon footprint of 11.5 global acres per capita. The carbon footprint converts the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into an amount of productive land and sea area needed to sequester these emissions. In the United States, 67 percent of the ecological footprint is comprised of the carbon footprint.

Carbon footprint per capita worldwide in 2014, by country (in global acres per capita)*

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July 2015



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* One global acre of forest can absorb 1.4 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

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