Austria, with a population of 8,877,067 and an urban population of 5,194,416, accounting for 58.52% of the total, has produced 64,625,588 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 7.24 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 7.24 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Austria, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.14 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This measurement indicates that Austria’s economic output produces less CO2 emissions per dollar compared to these countries.
Overall, Austria’s CO2 emissions reflect a significant environmental impact, with a relatively high per capita emissions rate. However, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP suggests a more efficient use of resources in terms of CO2 emissions compared to the USA and China.
Austria Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Austria?
In 2022, Austria’s total carbon dioxide emissions reached 64,625,588 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 12,269,229 metric tons, and gas, with 17,839,483 metric tons.
Additionally, cement contributed 1,821,123 metric tons, while flaring accounted for 109,250 metric tons.
Notably, oil was the largest contributor, responsible for 31,462,607 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Austria’s economy and their correlation with the country’s GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Austria accounts?
Austria is the 52nd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.174% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Austria, carbon usage resulted in the production of 12,269,229 tons of CO2, accounting for 18.99% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Austria
In Austria, gas usage resulted in the production of 17,839,483 tons of CO2, accounting for 27.60% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Austria
In Austria, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,821,123 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.85% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Austria
In Austria, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 109,250 tons of CO2, representing approximately 0.66% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Austria
In Austria, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 31,462,607 tons of CO2, accounting for 48.68% of the total CO2 emissions.