Carbon Negative Countries 2022

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1. Bhutan

Bhutan became the first of two carbon negative countries by 2021. This means it removes more CO2 from the air than it emits into it. It consists primarily of forest and agricultural land and resides on the Eastern Himalayas.

2. Suriname

Suriname became the second of two carbon negative countries. Like Bhutan, it emits less carbon dioxide than it retrieves from the atmosphere. Mostly tropical rainforests cover its area. The Atlantic Ocean borders this South American country to the north.

3. Tuvalu

In 2019, this country achieved zero metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. This nation continues the switch from fossil views to wind and solar power. It’s not industrialized, which increases chance of permanent zero emission levels. Unpredictable, rising water tides inspired the concern to improve air quality here.

4. Niue

This country lowered metric CO2 emission levels to below .1 since 2019. It’s in the running for permanently becoming one of the next carbon negative countries of the world. This land of only 2,000 people survives predominately on their fruit industry. They use very little fossil fuels and are on their way to achieving a carbon negative rating.

5. Nauru

Miners used to extract phosphate here. Now, this land provides space for refugees. Despite its landscape destruction and poor economy, it has achieved only about .1 MtCO2 since 2019. They reportedly only emitted 6.6 metric tons of MtCO2 per capita in 2018. They’re one of the countries closes to zero emissions and becoming carbon negative.

6. Kiribati

Right now, it’s the third most likely to become one of the next carbon negative countries. It only averages about .1 MtCO2 as of 2019. They remain eco-friendly because they avoid international market relations. In addition, their fishing, crafts and tourism industries consume little fossil fuels.

7. Tonga

This nation could become a carbon negative country soon. Since 2019, it averaged only .1 MtCO2 yearly emissions levels. They export some produce to Japan, but they still keep their carbon footprint low. Besides agriculture, fishing and tourism also sustain them.

8. Saint Helena

This United Kingdom territory lowered their CO2 emissions to zero metric tons by 2019. It consists of volcanic landscape, plantations and forests. Economic support comes from flax production.

9. Wallis and Futuna Islands

This zero-metric-tons nation (2019) makes most of its money from coconuts, vegetables, livestock and fishing. Geography consists of tropical rainforests, mountains, volcanoes and sand beaches.

10. Montserrat

It ranked the fifth lowest level of CO2 emissions in 2019. It averages about zero metric tons per year. This UK territory is located in the Caribbean. Montserrat has some coastal land. It also has a volcano that erupted in 1995 after centuries of dormancy.

Carbon Negative Countries 2022

Carbon Negative Countries 2022