United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates

Geopolitical Informations

Abu Dhabi
Total area
83,600 km2

Latest News

UAE-Saudi Arabia seal cooperation to boost renewables in the region

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy and Masdar from the United Arab Emirates on Monday (June, 16) signed a framework agreement to strengthen cooperation in renewable  and clean energy development in the Gulf area. Both energy companies highlighted  an “increasing interest in renewables across the region” in their official statements [Masdar; King read more…

Ban Ki-moon asks for stronger commitments at Abu Dhabi climate conference

A two-day international meeting on climate change opened on Sunday (May, 4) in the United Arab Emirates’ capital Abu Dhabi, attended by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, government delegates, business and civil society leaders. The Abu Dhabi Ascent conference is aimed at providing opportunity to explore concrete proposals for action on climate change and at encouraging read more…

China launches first phase of national ETS

Chinese government on Tuesday (Dec.19) released details about the start of the long-awaited national carbon trading scheme, Reuters reports. Once operational, China’s ETS will read more...

Climate Policy Facts


Year Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF ( MtCO2e) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per Capita ( tCO2e Per Capita) Total GHG Emissions Excluding LUCF Per GDP ( tCO2e / Million $ GDP)
1990 75.00 41.51 358.67
1991 81.81 42.88 387.90
1992 80.69 40.09 370.24
1993 83.92 39.56 380.25
1994 90.70 40.63 384.47
1995 95.88 40.86 380.93
1996 104.53 42.31 392.56
1997 106.06 40.65 368.13
1998 110.57 40.16 382.67
1999 113.06 39.07 380.25
2000 117.02 38.67 355.04
2001 117.13 37.40 350.48
2002 128.33 39.80 374.85
2003 135.46 40.21 363.69
2004 141.79 38.75 347.43
2005 145.34 35.03 339.65
2006 153.97 31.58 327.60
2007 170.37 29.39 351.30
2008 191.09 28.11 381.84
2009 195.48 25.33 410.31
2010 202.56 24.00 418.18
2011 211.21 23.66 419.76

The line chart shows the country’s carbon emissions by year, expressed in million tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MtCO2e) for emission totals, and in tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) for per capita and per dollar of GDP values. It is based on data from CAIT platform provided by the World Resource Insititute, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

By selecting or deselecting each item, you can compare or give prominence to particular emission trends.



Energy Source Production (ktoe) TPES (ktoe)
Coal 0 716,05
Oil 133321,51 11517,887
Natural gas 42969,9 50566,185
Nuclear 0 0
Hydro 0 0
Geothermal 0 0
Solar thermal 0 0
Solar photovoltaics 0 0
Tide, wave, ocean 0 0
Wind 0 0
Biomass 0 0
Biofuels 0 25,012
Waste 0 0

The double-doughnut chart shows the country’s energy production and TPES (Total Primary Energy Supply), expressed in thousand tonnes of oil equivalent (ktoe). It is built on data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development/International Energy Agency libraries, and updated regularly with the most recent data available.

The INNER RING represents the country’s energy production from each energy source, corresponding to the quantities of fuels extracted or produced.

The OUTER RING shows the country’s total primary energy supply of each fuel. It represents the net quantities of fuels made available on the domestic market, after foreign transfers and trading. According to IEA’s definition, TPES equals production plus imports minus exports minus international bunkers plus or minus stock changes.

Differences between production and TPES are significant as they highlight the actual country’s behaviour in the matter of a given energy source. Production values and TPES values of the same energy source may vary widely, especially in case of the much-traded fossil fuels.


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