Q. With reference to Current Emissions, consider the following statements:
1. China has the highest per capita emissions, followed by India.
2. India ranked third in total Greenhouse emissions in the world.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B

Statement 1 is incorrect:  Per capita emissions: US has the highest per capita emissions (15.24 Tonnes), followed by Russia (11.12 Tonnes). India’s per capita emissions is just 1.8 Tonnes, significantly lower than the world average of 4.4 Tonnes per capita. 

Statement 2 is correct: According to the Global Carbon Atlas, India ranks third in total greenhouse gas emissions by emitting annually around 2.6 billion tonnes (Bt) CO2eq. China and US are in top positions in this case.   

Source: India needs a carbon policy for agriculture