China, with a population of 1.397 billion and an urban population of 842.93 million, accounting for 60.31% of the total, and a GDP of $19.91 trillion, produced 11.472 billion tons of CO2 in 2022.
This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 8.05 tons, indicating that each individual generates approximately 8 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of China, this stands at 0.58 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is higher than both the USA (0.3 kg) and Algeria (1.04 kg).
This measurement highlights the amount of CO2 emissions in kilograms per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
These figures underscore the significant contribution of China’s population and economic activity to CO2 emissions, with per capita emissions surpassing the global average. Efforts to mitigate and reduce these emissions are crucial to address climate change and promote sustainable development.
China Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in China?
In 2022, China’s total carbon dioxide emissions reached a staggering 11,472,369,171 metric tons. The primary factors contributing to these emissions were coal, accounting for 7,955,985,419 metric tons, and oil, with 1,713,339,980 metric tons.
Gas emissions amounted to 773,866,062 metric tons, while cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 852,961,348 metric tons and 4,677,478 metric tons, respectively.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in China’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does China accounts?
China is the largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It accounts for 30.903% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In China, carbon usage resulted in the production of 5,955,985,419 tons of CO2, accounting for 69.35% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in China
CO2 emissions from cement in China
In China, cement usage resulted in the production of 852,961,348 tons of CO2, accounting for 6.40% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in China
In China, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 4,677,478 tons of CO2, representing approximately 67.15% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in China
In China, the utilization of oil led to the production of a staggering 1,713,339,980 tons of CO2, representing approximately 14.93% of the total CO2 emissions.