Canada, with a population of 36,991,981 and an urban population of 30,628,482, accounting for 82.80% of the total, has a GDP of $1,736,425,629,520. In 2022, the country produced 545,634,517 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 14.30 tons.
This means that, on average, each person in Canada generates approximately 14 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of Canada’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. This metric measures the amount of CO2 emissions, in kilograms, per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
For Canada, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.31 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Canada’s economic output is relatively less carbon-intensive compared to these two countries.
Canada Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Canada?
In 2022, Canada’s total CO2 emissions reached 545,634,517 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 43,862,080 metric tons, and oil, with 241,659,653 metric tons.
Gas emissions contributed significantly, totaling 235,381,822 metric tons, while cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 6,624,708 metric tons and 16,056,983 metric tons, respectively.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Canada’s economy and their impact on CO2 emissions.
The relationship between these emissions and Canada’s GDP is a crucial aspect to consider in addressing environmental challenges.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Canada accounts?
Canada is the 12th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 1.47% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Canada, carbon usage resulted in the production of 43,862,080 tons of CO2, accounting for 8.04% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Canada
In Canada, gas usage resulted in the production of 235,381,822 tons of CO2, accounting for 43.14% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Canada
In Canada, cement usage resulted in the production of 6,624,708 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Canada, flaring usage resulted in the production of 16,056,983 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Canada
In Canada, the usage of oil has led to the production of 241,659,653 tons of CO2, accounting for 44.29% of the total CO2 emissions.