Egypt, with a population of 100,388,073 and an urban population of 42,895,824, accounting for 0.4273 of the total, has a GDP of $303,175,127,598. In 2022, the country produced 249,624,151 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 2.2846 tons.
This means that each person generates approximately 2.28 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Egypt, this measure stands at 0.8234 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Egypt’s carbon intensity is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Egypt’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.
Egypt Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Egypt?
In 2022, Egypt’s total CO2 emissions reached 249,624,151 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 6,228,362 metric tons, and gas, with 126,313,455 metric tons.
Cement contributed 16,155,578 metric tons, while flaring accounted for 3,915,025 metric tons.
Notably, oil emissions amounted to 97,011,732 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and gas in Egypt’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is essential to consider the impact of these emissions on Egypt’s GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Egypt accounts?
Egypt is the 27th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.672% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Egypt, carbon usage resulted in the production of 6,228,362 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.50% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Egypt
In Egypt, gas usage resulted in the production of 63,313,455 tons of CO2, accounting for 50.60% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Egypt
In Egypt, cement usage resulted in the production of 16,155,578 tons of CO2, accounting for 6.35% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Egypt, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 3,915,025 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Egypt
In Egypt, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a significant amount of CO2 emissions. Specifically, a staggering 97,011,732 tons of CO2 were generated from oil consumption, representing approximately 38.86% of the total CO2 emissions in the country. This substantial contribution highlights the significant impact of oil usage on Egypt’s carbon footprint.