Since the Industrial Revolution, global carbon dioxide emissions have risen dramatically. A large share of these emissions come from a few countries, with China and the United States leading the charge. There are also some sectors that emit far more than the rest, namely the energy sector, agriculture and land use change.
The Climate Watch broke down the 2016 global emissions to give a comprehensive view of the sources and sectors of human activity that produce the most greenhouse gases. The energy sector, which can be broken down into transportation, electricity and heat, manufacturing and construction and fugitive emissions, accounts for roughly 70% of all emissions.