Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions [since 1988], study says
The report found that more than half of global industrial emissions since 1988 – the year the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established – can be traced to just 25 corporate and state-owned entities. The scale of historical emissions associated with these fossil fuel producers is large enough to have contributed significantly to climate change, according to the report.
[...] A fifth of global industrial greenhouse gas emissions are backed by public investment, according to the report. “That puts a significant responsibility on those investors to engage with carbon majors and urge them to disclose climate risk,” says Faria.
Top 100 producers and their cumulative 1988-2015 greenhouse gas emissions:
1. China (Coal) 14.3%
2. Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Aramco) 4.5%
3. Gazprom OAO 3.9%
4. National Iranian Oil Co 2.3%
5. ExxonMobil Corp 2.0%
6. Coal India 1.9%
7. Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) 1.9%
8. Russia (Coal) 1.9%
9. Royal Dutch Shell PLC 1.7%
10. China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) 1.6%
11. BP PLC 1.5%
12. Chevron Corp 1.3%