100 companies = 71% emissions!

Amazingly, just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.

Just 100 of all the hundreds of thousands of companies in the world have been responsible for 71% of the global GHG emissions that cause global warming since 1998, according to The Carbon Majors Database, a report recently published by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), throwing light on the role companies and investors play in tackling climate change.

The Carbon Majors Database report names the following 10 companies as those which belch most carbon dioxide into the atmosphere:

China Coal 14.3 %

Saudi Aramco 4.5 %

Gazprom OAO 3.9 %

National Iranian Oil Co 2.3 %

ExxonMobil Corp 2.0 %

Coal India 1.9 %

Petróleos Mexicanos 1.9 %

Russia Coal 1.9 %

Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.7 %

China National Petroleum Corp 1.6 %

On the upside, more and more large corporations are supporting the transition to a carbon-free economy and have committed to obtaining energy of 100% renewable origin. This change is being led by a group of companies that includes Apple, Facebook, Google and Ikea.

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