Colombia, with a population of 50,339,443 and an urban population of 40,827,302, accounting for 81.10% of the total, has produced 91,703,380 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 1.78 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 1.78 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of Colombia’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial 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.
In the case of Colombia, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.28 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
These figures highlight Colombia’s efforts in managing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable economic practices. By maintaining a relatively low Carbon Intensity of GDP, the country demonstrates its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions while fostering economic growth.
Colombia Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Colombia?
In 2022, Colombia’s total CO2 emissions reached 91,703,380 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 12,015,417 metric tons, and gas, with 23,256,673 metric tons.
These figures highlight the significant contributions of coal and gas to Colombia’s carbon footprint.
Additionally, cement contributed 5,870,597 metric tons, while flaring accounted for 615,756 metric tons.
Notably, oil was the largest contributor, with emissions totaling 49,944,936 metric tons.
These emissions reflect the correlation between Colombia’s GDP and its carbon dioxide output.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Colombia accounts?
Colombia is the 44th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.247% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Colombia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 12,015,417 tons of CO2, accounting for 13.10% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Colombia
In Colombia, gas usage resulted in the production of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for 16.67% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Colombia
In Colombia, cement usage resulted in the production of 5,870,597 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Colombia
In Colombia, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 615,756 tons of CO2, representing 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Colombia
In Colombia, oil usage resulted in the production of 49,944,936 tons of CO2, accounting for 54.46% of the total CO2 emissions.