About the Emissions Inequality Dashboard

How can I use the Emissions Inequality Dashboard?

Developed by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), the Dashboard allows users to explore inequalities in CO2 emissions both within and between countries. Historical and projected consumption emissions are provided across an income distribution for 117 countries. Users can view data on a global-, regional- or country-level by selecting one of the three dashboards in the menu bar. The historical emissions cover the period between 1990 and 2015. Future scenarios of carbon inequality are based on possible trajectories of population and economic growth from the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and potential emission projections from the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs).

What is the purpose of the Emissions Inequality Dashboard?

The Dashboard was created to share carbon inequality data and inform climate policy at the global, regional and national level. The tool helps users assess each country's implied fair share of the global mitigation effort and target climate change mitigation solutions within a country by income level. This tool can also be used by developing country governments to inform their positions in the climate negotiations and for NGOs in high-income countries to press their governments to save the remaining carbon budget for inclusive development and poverty eradication.

What is the methodology behind the Emissions Inequality Dashboard?

The Emissions Inequality Dashboard was first developed and used for the joint 2020 Oxfam/SEI Research Report, "The Carbon Inequality Era: An assessment of the global distribution of consumption emissions among individuals from 1990 to 2015 and beyond". For the methodology behind the Dashboard, refer to the research report available here: https://www.sei.org/publications/the-carbon-inequality-era/

Can I view the full data?

All of the data can be readily accessed through our APIs.

How should I cite the Emissions Inequality Dashboard?

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) holds the copyright of the Emissions Inequality Dashboard. It is licensed under Creative Commons and you are free to copy and redistribute material derived from the platform by following the guidelines of the Creative Commons License: CC BY(full attribution).

Suggested citation: Emily Ghosh, Anisha Nazareth, Guozhong Wang, Sivan Kartha, Eric Kemp-Benedict (2021). Emissions Inequality Dashboard. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). https://emissions-inequality.org

Feedback or questions?

We would love to hear feedback on how you've been using the Emissions Inequality Dashboard and potential areas for improvement. If you have any suggestions or questions, please email us at emissions-inequality@sei.org.

List of APIs

The full data behind the figures are available through the following APIs.

Historical Data

Scenario Data