Global warming increased by poor countries
Developing countries contribute almost as much to global warming and climate change as industrialized countries. Now 48 percent of greenhouse gas emissions come from developing countries. In 2020 that will probably increase to 51 percent, according to the Dutch Planning Office for Live environment (PBL).For the calculations the PBL worked together with a research institution of the EU, taking into account the cumulative emissions of all greenhouse gases since 1850.
Some experts from developing countries disregard emissions of non-CO2 substances or emissions from recent years in their calculations. Scientifically, that is not desirable, according to the Planning Bureau. The result is that industrialized countries emerge as the main cause of climate change.
Developing economies often accuse industrialized countries of contributing the most to climate change during negotiations of the UN.