Italy, with a population of 60,297,396 and an urban population of 42,651,966, accounting for approximately 70.74% of the total, has produced 328,687,320 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 5.55 tons, indicating that each individual generates around 5.55 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of Italy’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. This metric measures the amount of CO2 emissions in kilograms per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
For Italy, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.16 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This suggests that Italy’s economic output is relatively less carbon-intensive compared to these countries.
In summary, Italy’s total CO2 emissions in 2022 amounted to 328,687,320 tons, with a per capita emissions of 5.55 tons. Additionally, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP stands at 0.16 kg of CO2 per dollar, indicating a relatively lower carbon intensity in economic output compared to the USA and China.
Italy Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Italy?
In 2022, Italy’s total CO2 emissions reached 328,687,320 metric tons. The primary contributors were coal, accounting for 23,999,725 metric tons, and gas, with 150,955,938 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, emitting 7,059,192 and 2,112,523 metric tons respectively.
Notably, oil played a significant role, contributing 141,807,282 metric tons.
These figures underscore the correlation between Italy’s CO2 emissions and its GDP, highlighting the importance of coal, gas, and oil in the country’s economy.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Italy accounts?
Italy is the 19th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.885% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Italy, carbon usage resulted in the production of 2,399,725 tons of CO2, accounting for 7.30% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Italy
In Italy, gas usage resulted in the production of 150,955,938 tons of CO2, accounting for 45.93% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Italy
In Italy, cement usage resulted in the production of 7,059,192 tons of CO2, accounting for 5.23% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Italy, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 2,112,523 tons of CO2, representing 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Italy
In Italy, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a substantial amount of CO2. Specifically, the total emissions from oil usage reached a staggering 141,807,282 tons, representing a significant 43.14% of the country’s total CO2 emissions. This highlights the significant impact of oil consumption on Italy’s carbon footprint.