A Motswana (a person from Botswana) emits average CO2 emission of 59.3 tons which is almost as twice as high as the five countries with similar GDP per capita in Africa combined.
Recent research shows that there is a growing correlation between per capita GDP and carbon dioxide emission. Botswana's per capita carbon emission levels are shown to be the highest in the African region today due to their environmental degradation activities.
Sub-Saharan Africa produces, on average, only 8 tons of CO2 per person per year, compared to the global average of 4.8 tons. Oil-producing and Coal consuming countries like Libya, Congo and South Africa also emit high levels of carbon which need significant attention.