Chile, with a population of 18,952,038 and an urban population of 16,610,135, accounting for 87.64% of the total, has a GDP of $282,318,159,745. In 2022, the country produced 85,446,923 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 4.38 tons.
This means that on average, each person generates approximately 4.38 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. For Chile, this measure stands at 0.30 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, this figure is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
Chile Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Chile?
In 2022, Chile’s total CO2 emissions reached 85,446,923 metric tons, with coal and oil being the primary contributors. Coal emissions accounted for 26,184,921 metric tons, while oil emissions amounted to 46,819,350 metric tons.
Additionally, gas emissions totaled 11,605,704 metric tons, cement emissions stood at 825,329 metric tons, and flaring emissions were 11,618 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Chile’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Chile accounts?
Chile is the 45th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.230% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Chile, carbon usage resulted in the production of 26,184,921 tons of CO2, accounting for 30.64% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Chile
In Chile, gas usage resulted in the production of 11,605,704 tons of CO2, accounting for 13.58% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Chile
In Chile, cement usage contributed to the production of 825,329 tons of CO2, representing 7.43% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Chile
In Chile, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 11,618 tons of CO2, representing 0.0408% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Chile
In Chile, the utilization of oil has led to the generation of a substantial amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Specifically, the production of 46,819,350 tons of CO2 can be attributed to oil usage, representing 54.79% of the total CO2 emissions in the country.