Malaysia, with a population of 32,447,385 and an urban population of 24,475,766, accounting for 75.43% of the total, has a GDP of $364,701,517,788. In 2022, the country produced 256,048,939 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 7.63 tons.
This indicates that each person generates approximately 7.63 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 Malaysia, this measure stands at 0.70 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This suggests that Malaysia’s economic output produces fewer CO2 emissions per dollar compared to these two countries.
Overall, Malaysia’s total CO2 emissions, per capita emissions, and carbon intensity of GDP highlight the country’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions and its efforts to manage and reduce its environmental impact.
Malaysia Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Malaysia?
In 2022, Malaysia’s total carbon dioxide emissions reached 256,048,939 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 85,794,767 metric tons, and gas, with 82,002,525 metric tons.
Cement contributed 13,385,331 metric tons, while flaring contributed 3,763,685 metric tons.
Notably, oil accounted for 71,102,631 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and gas in Malaysia’s economy and their correlation with the country’s GDP.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Malaysia accounts?
Malaysia is the 26th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.69% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Malaysia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 85,794,767 tons of CO2, accounting for 33.51% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Malaysia
In Malaysia, gas usage resulted in the production of 26,201,525 tons of CO2, accounting for 32.03% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Malaysia
In Malaysia, cement usage resulted in the production of 13,385,331 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Malaysia, flaring usage resulted in the production of 3,763,685 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Malaysia
In Malaysia, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a significant amount of CO2. Specifically, the total CO2 emissions from oil usage reached a staggering 71,102,631 tons. This accounts for approximately 27.77% of the overall CO2 emissions in the country.