El Salvador, with a population of 6,453,553 and an urban population of 4,694,702, accounting for 72.75% of the total, has produced 7,204,384 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 1.14 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 1.14 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 the case of El Salvador, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.27 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that El Salvador’s economic activity has a relatively lower carbon footprint compared to these countries.
These statistics highlight the importance of monitoring and managing CO2 emissions in El Salvador to mitigate environmental impact and promote sustainable development.
El Salvador Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in El Salvador?
In 2022, El Salvador’s total CO2 emissions reached 7,204,384 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 4,499 metric tons, and oil, with 6,742,418 metric tons.
Cement made a significant contribution of 457,466 metric tons, while gas and flaring had no recorded emissions.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in El Salvador’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does El Salvador accounts?
El Salvador is the 123rd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.019% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In El Salvador, carbon usage resulted in the production of 4,499 tons of CO2, accounting for 0.06% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in El Salvador
In El Salvador, cement usage resulted in the production of 457,466 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in El Salvador
In El Salvador, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 6,742,418 tons of CO2, accounting for 93.59% of the total CO2 emissions.