Due to the burning of fossil fuels, CO2 is released to the atmosphere. This is accompanied with ocean acidification and an increasing sea level. In the end, small island development states (SIDS) and coral reefs will pay the highest price for these developments. Furthermore, many people depend on coral reefs for food and income. Therefore, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published “Key World Energy Statistics”. This influential report outlines key numbers of countries regarding CO2 emissions. In this respect, Qatar leads with 35,73 tons CO2 per capita. Due to a huge oil refinery, this country is followed by a SIDS: Curaçao (30,43 tons CO2 per capita). Who knows in the Dutch Kingdom?
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