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Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions from Oceania

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What countries constitute Oceania?

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Oceania consists of approximately twenty countries, including Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and a number of less populous nations of the Pacific region. Only Japan and Australia are represented in the list of top 20 fossil-fuel CO2-emitting countries, and together they contribute 97.5% of the regional sum. The pattern of fossil-fuel CO2 emissions for Oceania through the late 1980s bears many similarities with those in North America and Western Europe: that is, strong growth up until 1973 and a leveling off thereafter. From 1973-1987 emissions crept upward slightly but in an irregular and halting pattern. Since 1987 emissions have risen 32% to 450 million metric tons of carbon. Japan's slowly decreasing reliance on liquid fuels strongly affects the Oceania regional sums.

CITE AS: Boden, T.A., G. Marland, and R.J. Andres. 2011. Global, Regional, and National Fossil-Fuel CO2 Emissions. Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tenn., U.S.A. doi 10.3334/CDIAC/00001_V2011