Australia, with a population of 25,766,605 and an urban population of 21,844,756, accounting for 84.78% of the total, has produced 391,187,411 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 15.09 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 15 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Australia, this figure stands at 0.28 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Australia’s carbon intensity is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating a relatively more efficient use of resources in terms of CO2 emissions.
Australia Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Australia?
In 2022, Australia’s total CO2 emissions reached 391,187,411 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 150,958,384 metric tons, and oil, with 139,155,751 metric tons.
Gas contributed significantly as well, with emissions totaling 77,242,144 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with emissions of 2,820,162 metric tons and 17,272,753 metric tons, respectively.
These figures highlight the correlation between Australia’s CO2 emissions and its GDP, emphasizing the significance of coal and oil in the country’s economy and carbon footprint.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Australia accounts?
Australia is the 17th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 1.054% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Australia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 150,958,384 tons of CO2, accounting for 38.59% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Australia
In Australia, gas usage resulted in the production of 77,242,144 tons of CO2, accounting for 19.75% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Australia
In Australia, cement usage resulted in the production of 2,820,162 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.82% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Australia
In Australia, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 17,272,753 tons of CO2, representing approximately 16.91% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Australia
In Australia, oil usage contributed to the production of 139,155,751 tons of CO2, accounting for 35.57% of the total CO2 emissions.