Total CO2 Emissions in Burundi: primary contributors and correlation with GDP

In Burundi, a country with a population of 30,123,348 and an urban population of 11,530,580, accounting for 38.27% of the total, the total CO2 emissions in 2022 amounted to 49,964 tons.

This represents 7.21% of the country’s total CO2 emissions.

On average, each person in Burundi generates approximately 88.60 tons of CO2 per year.

To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Burundi, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 4,347.38 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

This value is significantly higher compared to the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).

These figures highlight the need for Burundi to focus on reducing its carbon emissions and improving the efficiency of its economic activities to mitigate the environmental impact.

Burundi Total CO2 emissions by source

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

In 2022, Burundi’s total CO2 emissions amounted to 692,908 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 49,964 metric tons, and oil, with 613,882 metric tons.

Notably, gas and flaring had no significant contributions, while cement emissions reached 29,062 metric tons.

These figures underscore the substantial impact of coal and oil on Burundi’s economy and CO2 emissions.

Additionally, exploring the correlation between these emissions and GDP can provide valuable insights into the country’s environmental and economic landscape.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Burundi accounts?

Burundi is the 177th smallest emitter of CO2 in the world. It accounts for 0.001% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Burundi, carbon usage resulted in the production of 49,964 tons of CO2, accounting for 7.21% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Burundi

In Burundi, cement usage resulted in the production of 29,062 tons of CO2, accounting for 27.99% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Burundi

In Burundi, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 613,882 tons of CO2, representing 88.60% of the total CO2 emissions.


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