Japan, with a population of 126,226,568 and an urban population of 115,782,416, accounting for 91.73% of the total, has a GDP of $5,081,769,542,380. In 2022, the country produced 1,067,398,435 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 8.57 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates approximately 8.57 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. For Japan, this measure stands at 0.21 kg of CO2 per dollar, significantly lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Japan’s economic output produces relatively fewer CO2 emissions per unit of GDP compared to these countries.
These figures highlight the significant carbon footprint of Japan, with high per capita CO2 emissions and a substantial total CO2 output. However, the country’s relatively low Carbon Intensity of GDP suggests a more efficient use of resources and a more environmentally conscious approach to economic development.
Japan Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Japan?
In 2022, Japan’s total carbon dioxide emissions reached a staggering 1,067,398,435 metric tons. Among the primary sources, coal accounted for 41.88% of these emissions, with a total of 418,820,499 metric tons.
Gas contributed 20.77% with 221,525,076 metric tons, while cement made a smaller but significant contribution of 2.23% with 23,788,868 metric tons.
Flaring accounted for 0.03% with 344,529 metric tons, and oil emerged as the largest contributor, responsible for 37.05% with a total of 395,359,389 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Japan’s economy and highlight the correlation between CO2 emissions and GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Japan accounts?
Japan is the 5th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 2.875% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Japan, carbon usage resulted in the production of 418,820,499 tons of CO2, accounting for 39.24% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Japan
In Japan, gas usage resulted in the production of 45,977,725 tons of CO2, accounting for 20.75% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Japan
In Japan, cement usage resulted in the production of 23,788,868 tons of CO2, accounting for 6.89% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Japan
In Japan, flaring usage resulted in the production of 344,529 tons of CO2, accounting for 0.0038% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Japan
In Japan, oil usage resulted in the production of 395,359,389 tons of CO2, accounting for 37.04% of the total CO2 emissions.