Total CO2 Emissions in Malta: primary sources and correlation with GDP

Malta, with a population of 502,653 and an urban population of 475,902, accounting for approximately 94.68% of the total, has produced 1,724,154 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 3.27 tons, indicating that each person generates around 3.27 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 Malta, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.12 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

This figure is lower than that of both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Malta’s economic activity is relatively less carbon-intensive.

These statistics highlight the significant contribution of Malta’s population to CO2 emissions, with a relatively high per capita emission rate. However, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP indicates a relatively lower environmental impact per unit of economic output compared to larger economies like the USA and China.

Malta Total CO2 emissions by source

How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Malta?

In 2022, Malta’s total CO2 emissions reached 1,724,154 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were gas, accounting for 843,280 metric tons, and oil, with 880,683 metric tons.

Notably, coal and cement made no contributions to the emissions, while flaring also had no impact.

These figures demonstrate the significant correlation between Malta’s CO2 emissions and its GDP, highlighting the reliance on gas and oil in the economy and their environmental implications.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Malta accounts?

Malta is the 162nd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.004% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from coal in Malta

In Malta, gas usage resulted in the production of 843,280 tons of CO2, accounting for 48.91% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Malta

In Malta, oil usage resulted in the production of 880,683 tons of CO2, accounting for 51.08% of the total CO2 emissions.


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