India comes next only to EU in CO2 emissions — and is the world’s fourth largest polluter
- The top four emitters in 2017 were China, European Union, India and the US.
- India accounts for 6.6% of global emissions in 2017.
The top four emitters which covered 58% of global emissions were China (27%), the US (15%), the European Union (10%) and India (7%), according to the projection by the Global Carbon Project. The rest of the world contributed to 41% last year, it said.
In order to stall
However, none of the top 10 countries are on track to meet the climate goals — except for India, said the UN. India was rated two degrees compatible at
The event organised by the UN is bringing together 200 nations to agree on climate change goals. India had earlier asserted that developed countries should step up to fulfil their climate finance commitments by mobilising $100 billion per annum by 2020 to informed parties.
"The developing world isn't really going to act seriously on reducing emissions until the developed world steps up and starts leading the way," said Noah Kaufman, a research scholar at