Hong Kong, with a population of 7,333,200 and an urban population of 7,246,100, accounting for 98.81% of the total, has produced 31,664,379 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 4.22 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 4 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 Hong Kong, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.0577 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is lower than that of China (0.57 kg) and the USA (0.3 kg), suggesting that Hong Kong’s economic activity has a relatively lower carbon footprint.
Hong Kong Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Hong Kong?
In 2022, Hong Kong’s total CO2 emissions reached 31,664,379 metric tons. The primary contributors were coal, accounting for 13,833,671 metric tons, and gas, with 9,736,257 metric tons.
Cement made a smaller contribution of 610,580 metric tons, while flaring emissions were negligible.
Notably, oil emissions amounted to 7,483,871 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and gas in Hong Kong’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Hong Kong accounts?
Hong Kong is the 75th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.085% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Hong Kong, carbon usage resulted in the production of 13,833,671 tons of CO2, accounting for 43.69% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, gas usage resulted in the production of 9,736,257 tons of CO2, accounting for 30.75% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, cement usage resulted in the production of 610,580 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.92% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Hong Kong
In Hong Kong, oil usage resulted in the production of 7,483,871 tons of CO2, accounting for 23.63% of the total CO2 emissions.