Carbon dioxide emissions

3.     Carbon dioxide emissions

1. Read the following definitions:

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless, odourless and non-poisonous gas formed by combustion of carbon and in the respiration of living organisms and is considered a greenhouse gas. Emissions are the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time, divided by the population of the country. Source: UNFCCC

Carbon dioxide emissions per capita is the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted by a country as a consequence of human (production and consumption)

2. Go to the following websites and search for countries environmental  information. Start with Spain and find 5 countries which are less environmentally friendly and five which are more environmetal.

Fill in this table: 

Country Populationdensity Carbon dioxide emissions


3. Our civilization requires energy, mention four green sources of energy:





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