Jamaica, with a population of 2,948,279 and an urban population of 1,650,594, accounting for 55.99% of the total, has produced 7,689,743 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 2.72 tons, indicating that each individual generates approximately 2.72 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Jamaica, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.47 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This value is lower than that of China (0.57 kg) but higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg), suggesting that Jamaica’s economic activity has a moderate carbon footprint.
Jamaica Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Jamaica?
In 2022, Jamaica’s total CO2 emissions reached 7,689,743 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 370,658 metric tons, and oil, with 6,344,618 metric tons.
Gas contributed 572,235 metric tons, while cement made up 402,231 metric tons.
Notably, flaring did not contribute to the emissions.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Jamaica’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Additionally, it is important to explore the correlation between these emissions and Jamaica’s GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Jamaica accounts?
Jamaica is the 118th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.021% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Jamaica, carbon usage resulted in the production of 370,658 tons of CO2, accounting for 4.82% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Jamaica
In Jamaica, gas usage resulted in the production of 572,235 tons of CO2, accounting for 7.44% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Jamaica
In Jamaica, cement usage resulted in the production of 402,231 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.23% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Jamaica
In Jamaica, oil usage resulted in the production of 6,344,618 tons of CO2, accounting for 82.51% of the total CO2 emissions.