Links to Conflict? Emissions per capita lowest in conflict areas

Afghanistan, Sudan, Chad, all have CO2 emissions < 0.03 metric tons/person. This chart shows emissions per capita around the world. Interesting in Afghanistan is to see the sharp rise in emissions in late 80s and drastic drop in 1991 as the last Soviet tanks retreated and factories became idle.

If conflict impedes development, emissions remain low… that much is clear. But what are the conflict-specific drivers which sustain this feedback?

A small tangent…  Qatar: 76.38 metric tons/person…. SERIOUSLY?!?!


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