Cameroon, with a population of 25,876,380 and an urban population of 14,741,256, accounting for approximately 56.97% of the total, has produced 9,297,284 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.34 tons, indicating that each person contributes around 0.34 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is valuable to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Cameroon, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.24 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 suggests that Cameroon’s economic activity generates relatively fewer CO2 emissions compared to these countries.
Overall, Cameroon’s CO2 emissions, per capita emissions, and Carbon Intensity of GDP indicate a relatively lower environmental impact compared to larger economies like China and the USA.
Cameroon Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Cameroon?
In 2022, Cameroon’s total CO2 emissions reached 9,297,284 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were oil, accounting for 5,055,503 metric tons, and flaring, contributing 1,467,885 metric tons.
Gas emissions amounted to 1,611,417 metric tons, while cement emissions stood at 1,162,479 metric tons.
Notably, coal emissions were absent in Cameroon’s carbon footprint.
These figures underscore the significant role of oil and flaring in the country’s economy and highlight the relationship between CO2 emissions and GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Cameroon accounts?
Cameroon is the 112th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.025% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Cameroon
In Cameroon, gas usage resulted in the production of 1,611,417 tons of CO2, accounting for 17.33% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Cameroon
In Cameroon, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,162,479 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.21% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Cameroon
In Cameroon, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 1,467,885 tons of CO2, representing approximately 2.94% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Cameroon
In Cameroon, oil usage resulted in the production of 5,055,503 tons of CO2, accounting for 54.38% of the total CO2 emissions.