Gabon, with a population of 2,172,579 and an urban population of 1,949,694, accounting for approximately 89.74% of the total, has produced 5,712,477 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 2.44 tons, indicating that each individual generates around 2.44 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of the country’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Gabon, this measure stands at 0.34 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Gabon’s carbon intensity is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting a relatively more efficient use of resources in terms of CO2 emissions.
Gabon Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Gabon?
In 2022, Gabon’s total CO2 emissions reached 5,712,477 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were oil, accounting for 1,869,693 metric tons, and flaring, with 2,516,230 metric tons.
Notably, gas contributed significantly to emissions, totaling 1,117,309 metric tons.
Cement emissions were relatively lower at 209,246 metric tons.
It is evident that oil and flaring play a crucial role in Gabon’s economy and CO2 emissions.
The correlation between these emissions and GDP remains a significant aspect to explore further.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Gabon accounts?
Gabon is the 130th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.015% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Gabon
In Gabon, gas usage resulted in the production of 1,117,309 tons of CO2, accounting for 19.56% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Gabon
In Gabon, cement usage contributed to the production of 209,246 tons of CO2, representing 9.60% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Gabon
In Gabon, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 2,516,230 tons of CO2, representing approximately 0.021% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Gabon
In Gabon, oil usage contributed to the production of 1,869,693 tons of CO2, representing approximately 32.73% of the total CO2 emissions.