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South Africa – world’s biggest Co2 culprit

With an estimate of 4,859 grams of CO2 per journey, South Africa finds itself as the country producing the most Co2 emissions per journey.

New research from Moneybarn has revealed that South Africa was found to be the country producing the #1 most Co2 emissions in the world from an average commute, producing 4,859g of Co2!

By analysing data from Numbeo’s Traffic Index on the average commute time, and vehicle global emissions, Moneybarn has compiled a report revealing and ranking each country according to the amount of Co2 emissions created from a single average journey.

Read the full breakdown of the report here: https://www.moneybarn.com/co2-commutes/

The biggest culprits in Co2 emissions: 

Rank Country Average commute time (mins) Estimated CO2 emissions per journey (g)
1 South Africa 9.39 4,859
2 Lebanon 38.53 4,621
3 Costa Rica 60.19 4,514
4 Egypt 48.99 4,389
5 Puerto Rico 34.16 4,204
6 Jordan 41.66 4,065
7 Kenya 56.39 4,053
8 United Arab Emirates 36.23 3,991
9 Nigeria 61.97 3,963
10 Malaysia 37.21 3,886

The countries with the least Co2 commute emissions: 

Rank Country Average commute time (mins) Estimated CO2 emissions per journey (g)
1 Austria 25.67 819
2 Hong Kong 42.72 821
3 Denmark 28.69 827
4 Japan 39.96 876
5 Finland 28.91 906
6 Czech Republic 29.58 965
7 Switzerland 28.67 1,023
8 Estonia 24.44 1,059
9 Germany 31.22 1,203
10 Sweden 29.77 1,229

Key findings:

  • With an estimate of 4,859 grams of CO2 per journey, South Africa finds itself as the country producing the most Co2 emissions per journey, making them and Lebanon (4,621g) the only countries to produce more than 4,500 grams of Co2 per journey
  • Though Nigeria is only the 10th largest producer of Co2 emissions from an average journey, they were found to have the longest average commute time, being just over an hour – 97 minutes!
  • Only 6 countries were found to produce less than 1,000 grams of Co2 emissions from a single journey – Austria, Hong Kong, Denmark, Japan, Finland, and the Czech Republic.

Find out how South Africa compares to the rest of the world here: https://www.moneybarn.com/co2-commutes/

Source: MoneyBarn 

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