Hoax 2 : Indonesia is The World’s Largest GHG Emitter
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Is Indonesia the world's largest GHG emitter ?
Global GHG emissions until 2014 reached about 32.4 gigatons of CO2. Based on data from the IEA (2016) the largest GHG emitting countries (see the figure below) are China (28 percent), US (16 percent), India (6.2 percent) and Russia (5 percent).
Figure : World’s top 10 GHG emitters (IEA 2016)
GHG emissions from those 10 countries account for nearly half (58 percent) of global GHG emissions and are thus higher than the rest of the world (ROW). Indonesia, which contributes only 1.3 percent, is not even in the top 100 emitters. Therefore, the allegation that Indonesia is the largest global GHG emitter is incorrect and incompatible with existing data.