Afghanistan, with a population of 38,041,754 and an urban population of 9,797,273, accounting for 25.75% of the total, has produced 11,874,211 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.296 tons, indicating that each person contributes approximately 0.3 tons of CO2 annually.
Additionally, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP, which measures CO2 emissions per International dollar of economic output, stands at 0.62 kg of CO2 per dollar.
Comparatively, this figure is higher than that of the United States (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
Afghanistan Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Afghanistan?
In 2022, Afghanistan’s total CO2 emissions reached 11,874,211 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 4,203,536 metric tons, and oil, with 7,419,570 metric tons.
Gas contributed 238,847 metric tons, while cement made a smaller contribution of 12,259 metric tons.
Notably, flaring did not contribute to the emissions.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Afghanistan’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Afghanistan accounts?
Afghanistan is the 103rd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.032% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Afghanistan, carbon usage resulted in the production of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for 35% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, gas usage resulted in the production of 238,847 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.01% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, cement usage resulted in the production of 12,259 tons of CO2, accounting for 22.69% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Afghanistan
In Afghanistan, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 7,419,570 tons of CO2, accounting for 62.48% of the total CO2 emissions.