Kenya, with a population of 52.6 million and an urban population of 14.5 million, accounting for 27.5% of the total, has produced 19.9 million tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 0.37 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 0.37 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 Kenya, this measure stands at 0.21 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Kenya’s carbon intensity is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating a relatively lower carbon footprint per unit of economic output.
Kenya Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Kenya?
In 2022, Kenya’s total CO2 emissions reached 19,875,403 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 1,702,633 metric tons, and oil, with 14,589,333 metric tons.
Cement contributed 3,583,437 metric tons, while gas and flaring had no significant impact.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Kenya’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is crucial to note that the emissions are not correlated with GDP as no data regarding GDP was provided.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Kenya accounts?
Kenya is the 91st largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.054% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Kenya, carbon usage resulted in the production of 1,702,633 tons of CO2, accounting for 8.57% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Kenya
In Kenya, cement usage resulted in the production of 3,583,437 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Kenya
In Kenya, oil usage resulted in the production of 14,589,333 tons of CO2, accounting for 73.40% of the total CO2 emissions.