Based on IEA data (2016), (Table) the Indonesian people are not the largest GHG-emission contributors as compared with people in other countries. The emissions of the Indonesian people are actually classified as among the lowest in the world.
The countries with the largest per capita emissions are Qatar, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Saudi Arabia and the United States whose per capita emission is over 16 ton of CO2. The per capita emission of the Indonesian people is classified as low, namely 1.7 tons of CO2, only about one 10th of the emissions of the people of the United States. The Indonesian per capita emission is even much lower than the average emission of the global population, below the average of European people and below the average of the people in OECD and Non-OECD countries.
Based on this data, in order to save the earth from further global warming and to prevent the global community from various forms of climate change impacts, the emissions of populations that are higher than Indonesia’s, such as Qatar, Kuwait, Luxemburg, Saudi Arabia, the United States, European Union, China, Singapore and others, have to be lowered.
Reducing emissions means reducing luxuries/welfare. Will people from the highest emitting countries reduce their luxuries? If they are willing to they should do so and not search for a scapegoat or shift the global warming/global climate change blame to the people of other countries with lower emissions, like the Indonesian people.
Table. Indonesia and its comparison with other countries in CO2 emissions per capita
|Countries||Ton CO2/Per Capita||Countries||Ton CO2/Per capita|
|Spain||4.99||OECD Asia Oceania||10.41|
Source: IEA, 2016