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

Mauritania, with a population of 4.5 million and an urban population of 2.5 million, accounting for 54.51% of the total, has a GDP of $7,593,752,450. In 2022, the country produced 4,118,111 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 0.89 tons.

This means that, on average, each person generates less than 1 ton of CO2 annually.

To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. For Mauritania, this value is 0.54 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

Comparatively, it is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).

This indicates that Mauritania’s economic activity has a relatively lower carbon footprint compared to these countries.

Mauritania Total CO2 emissions by source

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

In 2022, Mauritania’s total carbon dioxide emissions amounted to 4,118,111 metric tons. The primary source of these emissions was oil, accounting for the entire carbon footprint.

This highlights the significant correlation between Mauritania’s GDP and its reliance on oil as a major contributor to CO2 emissions.

The absence of emissions from coal, gas, cement, and flaring indicates a unique energy landscape in the country.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Mauritania accounts?

Mauritania is the 142nd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.011% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Mauritania

In Mauritania, the utilization of oil has led to the generation of 4,118,111 tons of CO2, representing 100% of the total CO2 emissions.


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