Libya, with a population of 6,777,452 and an urban population of 5,448,597, accounting for approximately 80.39% of the total, has produced 74,525,079 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 11.06 tons, indicating that each individual generates over 11 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Libya, the Carbon Intensity of GDP stands at 1.43 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is higher than that of both the United States (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Libya’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.
These statistics highlight the significant carbon emissions generated by Libya’s population and its economic output. Efforts to mitigate and reduce CO2 emissions should be prioritized to address the environmental impact associated with the country’s activities.
Libya Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Libya?
In 2022, Libya’s total CO2 emissions reached 74,525,079 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were oil, accounting for 44,329,600 metric tons, and gas, contributing 17,290,753 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with 1,627,471 metric tons and 11,277,255 metric tons respectively.
Notably, coal did not contribute to Libya’s carbon footprint.
These figures underscore the significant role of oil and gas in the economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Libya accounts?
Libya is the 50th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.201% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Libya
In Libya, gas usage resulted in the production of 17,290,753 tons of CO2, accounting for 23.20% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Libya
In Libya, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,627,471 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Libya, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of a staggering 11,277,255 tons of CO2, representing a significant portion of the country’s total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Libya
In Libya, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a staggering 44,329,600 tons of CO2, representing a significant 59.48% of the total CO2 emissions. This substantial contribution highlights the prominent role of oil in the country’s carbon footprint.