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Statoil and Maersk are among the 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions

The top 100 emitters also include two Nordic companies: Statoil and AP Moeller (Maersk). The Norwegian oil company has emitted around 0.52% of global emissions, according to the study, while the Danish shipping giant has been the source of some 0.11% over the past 29 years. The study, Carbon Majors Report, is based on a database of publicly available emission information. It concludes that a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions. The report also contrasts the top emitters with a new wave of companies that are acting in the opposite manner including Ikea and Volvo, that have committed to 100% renewable power under the RE100 initiative. Business Insider Nordic

 

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