Asia-Pacific's Biggest (Per Capita) Carbon Emitter

Which country has the largest carbon footprint in Asia-Pacific?

According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the answer is . . .


In 2010, the city-state emitted more than 43,000 kilotonnes of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels.

That's the highest per capita rate in Asia.

The construction industry was responsible for 15 percent of this total.

The WWF says Singapore should use more energy-efficient technologies. 

But the country's National Environment Agency has said that Singapore's small size limits its ability to switch away from fossil fuels.

The WWF will release a complete Asia Footprint Report in June.