Total CO2 Emissions in Benin: primary sources and their correlation with GDP

Benin, with a population of 11.8 million and an urban population of 5.6 million, accounting for 47.86% of the total, has produced 7.8 million tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.6 tons, indicating that each individual generates approximately 0.6 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 the case of Benin, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.54 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output, which is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).

This metric highlights the relatively lower carbon emissions associated with Benin’s economic productivity.

Benin Total CO2 emissions by source

How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Benin?

In 2022, Benin’s total CO2 emissions reached 7,755,815 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, contributing 284,350 metric tons, and oil, accounting for a significant 6,960,807 metric tons.

Gas emissions amounted to 123,021 metric tons, while cement emissions stood at 387,637 metric tons.

Notably, flaring emissions were absent.

These figures underscore the substantial correlation between Benin’s GDP and the reliance on oil, as well as the impact of coal and other sources on the country’s carbon footprint.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Benin accounts?

Benin is the 117th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.021% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Benin, carbon usage resulted in the production of 284,350 tons of CO2, accounting for 3.67% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from coal in Benin

In Benin, gas usage resulted in the production of 123,021 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.59% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Benin

In Benin, cement usage contributed to the production of 387,637 tons of CO2, representing approximately 29.84% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Benin

In Benin, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 6,960,807 tons of CO2, representing 89.75% of the total CO2 emissions.


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