Total CO2 Emissions in Ethiopia: primary sources and correlation with GDP

Ethiopia, with a population of 112,078,730 and an urban population of 23,788,710, accounting for 21.22% of the total, has produced 17,792,552 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.147922 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 0.15 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 Ethiopia, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.185131461488655 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

This figure is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Ethiopia’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.

These statistics shed light on Ethiopia’s CO2 emissions, emphasizing the need for sustainable practices to mitigate environmental impact and promote a greener future.

Ethiopia Total CO2 emissions by source

How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Ethiopia?

In 2022, Ethiopia’s total CO2 emissions reached 17,792,552 metric tons, with coal and oil being the primary sources. Coal contributed 1,264,484 metric tons, while oil accounted for a significant portion of emissions at 12,614,389 metric tons.

Notably, gas and flaring had negligible contributions, while cement emissions amounted to 3,913,680 metric tons.

These figures emphasize the correlation between CO2 emissions and Ethiopia’s GDP, highlighting the significance of coal and oil in the country’s economy.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Ethiopia accounts?

Ethiopia is the 93rd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.048% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Ethiopia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 1,264,484 tons of CO2, accounting for 7.11% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, cement usage resulted in the production of 3,913,680 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a substantial amount of CO2 emissions. Specifically, the total CO2 emissions from oil usage reached a staggering 12,614,389 tons, accounting for approximately 70.90% of the overall CO2 emissions in the country. This significant contribution highlights the impact of oil consumption on the carbon footprint of Ethiopia.


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