Estonia, with a population of 1.33 million and an urban population of 0.92 million, accounting for 0.69% of the total, has a GDP of $31,386,949,981. In 2022, the country produced 10,449,021 tons of CO2, resulting in per capita CO2 emissions of 7.86 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates approximately 7.86 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is helpful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Estonia, this measure stands at 0.33 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Estonia’s economic output produces relatively fewer CO2 emissions compared to these countries.
Overall, Estonia’s CO2 emissions reflect a significant environmental impact, with relatively high per capita emissions and a moderate Carbon Intensity of GDP. Efforts to reduce emissions and improve sustainability practices could help mitigate the country’s carbon footprint and contribute to global environmental goals.
Estonia Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Estonia?
In 2022, Estonia’s total CO2 emissions reached 10,449,021 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 6,221,633 metric tons, and oil, with 3,226,733 metric tons.
Gas emissions amounted to 914,581 metric tons, while cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 20,121 and 28 metric tons, respectively.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Estonia’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Estonia accounts?
Estonia is the 109th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.028% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Estonia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 6,221,633 tons of CO2, accounting for 59.54% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Estonia
In Estonia, gas usage resulted in the production of 914,581 tons of CO2, accounting for 8.75% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Estonia
In Estonia, cement usage resulted in the production of 20,121 tons of CO2, accounting for 21.99% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Estonia, flaring usage resulted in the production of 28 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Estonia
In Estonia, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 3,226,733 tons of CO2, representing approximately 30.88% of the total CO2 emissions.