CAIT - Historical Emissions Data (Countries, U.S. States, UNFCCC)

CAIT Historic allows for easy access, analysis and visualization of the latest available international greenhouse gas emissions data. It includes information for 191 countries and the European Union, 50 U.S. states, 6 gases, multiple economic sectors, and 160 years - carbon dioxide emissions for 1850-2014 and multi-sector greenhouse gas emission for 1990-2014.

The available data collections are:

CAIT Country Greenhouse Gas Emissions - A six-gas, multi-sector, and internationally comparable data set for 191 countries

CAIT U.S. State Greenhouse Gas Emissions - A six-gas, multi-sector, and comparable data set for all U.S. states.

UNFCCC Annex I country-reported greenhouse gas emissions to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Data Resources (4)

Data Resource Preview - CAIT Country Socio-Economic Data

Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Climate change
  • Energy
  • English
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Dataset reference date June 1, 2015
Temporal extent's start date January 1, 1990
Temporal extent's end date January 1, 2014
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Positional Accuracy Please refer to source methodology for accuracy details.
Logical Consistency There are no known issues with logical consistency.
Completeness There are no known issues with completeness
Process Step No changes or transformations have been applied to this data set. The data set appears to be updated periodically as new data is released. CAIT Climate Data Explorer recommends that users check for updates before using these data sets.
Lineage CAIT Climate Data Explorer CAIT draws on data from the following sources: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center CIA World Factbook Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations International Energy Agency The World Bank United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat U.S. Census Bureau U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Metadata creator information Data for Land-Use and Forestry indicator are provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). WRI has been granted a non-exclusive, non-transferrable right to publish these data. Therefore, if users wish to republish this dataset in whole or in part, they should contact FAO directly at Any use of the Land-Use Change and Forestry or Agriculture indicator should be cited as FAO 2016, FAOSTAT Emissions Database. Any use of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion data should be cited as CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion, ©OECD/IEA, 2016. Additionally to citing CAIT please consider citing the data sources that CAIT is using. CAIT 2.0 UNFCCC data derives directly from United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. Additionally to citing CAIT 2.0 please consider citing UNFCCC data source that CAIT 2.0 is using: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat. 2013. "Time Series – Annex I." Bonn: UNFCCC. Available at:; Additional information for specific country sources can be found at:
License CC-BY-NC-4.0
Copyright Yes
Version 1990-2014
Keywords greenhouse gas emissions,country emissions,carbon dioxide
Date uploaded February 7, 2018, 07:16 (UTC)
Date modified October 10, 2018, 08:57 (UTC)