Luxembourg, a country with a population of 645,397 and an urban population of 565,488, accounting for approximately 87.62% of the total, has produced a total of 8,354,555 tons of CO2 in 2022.
This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 13.07 tons, indicating that each individual contributes significantly to the country’s carbon footprint.
To further understand the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Luxembourg, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.12 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output, which is relatively low compared to both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This suggests that Luxembourg’s economic activities are relatively less carbon-intensive.
In summary, Luxembourg’s CO2 emissions are substantial, with a per capita emission rate higher than Algeria, China, and the USA. However, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP is relatively low, indicating a more efficient use of resources and a lesser impact on CO2 emissions per unit of economic output.
Luxembourg Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Luxembourg?
In 2022, Luxembourg’s total CO2 emissions reached 8,354,555 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 209,190 metric tons, and oil, with 6,125,559 metric tons.
Gas emissions amounted to 1,571,392 metric tons, while cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 399,139 and 37 metric tons, respectively.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Luxembourg’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Luxembourg accounts?
Luxembourg is the 115th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.023% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Luxembourg, carbon usage resulted in the production of 209,190 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.50% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Luxembourg
In Luxembourg, gas usage resulted in the production of 1,571,392 tons of CO2, accounting for 18.81% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Luxembourg
In Luxembourg, cement usage contributed to the production of 399,139 tons of CO2, representing 2.1% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Luxembourg, flaring usage resulted in the production of 37 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Luxembourg
In Luxembourg, oil usage resulted in the production of 6,125,559 tons of CO2, accounting for 73.32% of the total CO2 emissions.