Barbados, a country with a population of 287,025 and an urban population of 89,431, accounting for approximately 31.16% of the total, has produced 1,125,301 tons of CO2 in 2022. This equates to a per capita CO2 emission of 4.00 tons, indicating that each individual generates around 4 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 Barbados, this measure stands at 0.22 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, this figure is lower than that of the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Barbados has a relatively lower carbon intensity in relation to its economic activity.
These statistics highlight the significant contribution of Barbados to global CO2 emissions and emphasize the need for sustainable practices to mitigate environmental impact.
Barbados Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Barbados?
In 2022, Barbados recorded a total of 1,125,301 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The primary contributors to these emissions were oil, accounting for 978,746 metric tons, and gas, contributing 57,667 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with 70,568 metric tons and 18,320 metric tons respectively.
Notably, there were no emissions from coal.
These figures underscore the significant role of oil and gas in Barbados’ economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Barbados accounts?
Barbados is the 170th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.003% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Barbados
In Barbados, gas usage resulted in the production of 57,667 tons of CO2, accounting for 5.12% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Barbados
In Barbados, cement usage resulted in the production of 70,568 tons of CO2, accounting for 3.86% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Barbados
In Barbados, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 18,320 tons of CO2, representing 0.0105% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Barbados
In Barbados, oil usage resulted in the production of 978,746 tons of CO2, accounting for 86.98% of the total CO2 emissions.