Kuwait, with a population of 4.2 million and an urban population of 4.2 million, 100% of the total, and a GDP of $134,761,198,946, produced 106,134,264 tons of CO2 in 2022. It also means that the country’s per capita CO2 emissions are 24.97 tons, significantly higher than Algeria’s.
This indicates that each person in Kuwait generates nearly 25 tons of CO2 annually.
Furthermore, it is important to assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions by examining the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Kuwait, the carbon intensity is 0.79 kg of CO2 per dollar, lower than both the USA and China.
This suggests that Kuwait’s economic output produces less CO2 emissions compared to these two countries, indicating a relatively efficient use of resources in terms of carbon emissions.
Kuwait Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Kosovo?
In 2022, Kuwait’s total CO2 emissions reached a staggering 106,134,264 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were oil, accounting for 53,736,481 metric tons, and gas, with 49,817,295 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, emitting 1,222,415 and 1,358,074 metric tons respectively.
Notably, coal emissions were absent in Kuwait’s carbon footprint.
These figures underscore the significant role of oil and gas in Kuwait’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Kuwait accounts?
Kuwait is the 39th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.286% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Kuwait
In Kuwait, gas usage resulted in the production of 49,817,295 tons of CO2, accounting for 46.94% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Kuwait
In Kuwait, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,222,415 tons of CO2, accounting for 8.41% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Kuwait, flaring usage resulted in the production of 1,358,074 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Kuwait
In Kuwait, oil usage resulted in the production of 53,736,481 tons of CO2, accounting for 50.63% of the total CO2 emissions.