Guatemala, with a population of 16,604,026 and an urban population of 8,540,945, accounting for 51.44% of the total, emitted a total of 20,327,104 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 1.15 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 1.15 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Guatemala, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.26 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is lower than that of both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Guatemala’s economic activity has a relatively lower impact on CO2 emissions compared to these countries.
Overall, these statistics highlight Guatemala’s efforts in managing its carbon footprint and maintaining a more sustainable level of CO2 emissions per capita and in relation to its economic output.
Guatemala Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Guatemala?
In 2022, Guatemala’s total CO2 emissions reached 20,327,104 metric tons, with coal and oil being the primary contributors. Coal emissions accounted for 5,538,529 metric tons, while oil emissions amounted to 13,314,592 metric tons.
Notably, gas emissions were absent, and cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 1,380,153 and 93,831 metric tons, respectively.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Guatemala’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Guatemala accounts?
Guatemala is the 90th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.055% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Guatemala, carbon usage resulted in the production of 5,538,529 tons of CO2, accounting for 27.25% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Guatemala
In Guatemala, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,380,153 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Guatemala, the practice of flaring resulted in the production of 93,831 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Guatemala
In Guatemala, oil usage contributed to the production of 13,314,592 tons of CO2, accounting for 65.50% of the total CO2 emissions.