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Africa contributed only 3.9% of the global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in 2022
In 2022, Africa accounted for only 3.9% (1.4b tonnes) of the world's CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with Asia being the primary contributor at 19.1b tonnes. This chart shows the variations in regional contributions to global Carbon (CO2) emissions over the past ten years.

Nigeria accounted for less than 1% of CO2 emissions in 2022 among the top ten most populous countries
The top ten most populous countries as of 2022 emitted a total of 23b tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuels, with China accounting for 49%, and the US, 22%. Pakistan, Nigeria, and Bangladesh each contributed less than 1% of the total.

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