Myanmar, with a population of 54,045,420 and an urban population of 16,674,093, accounting for 30.85% of the total, has a GDP of $76,085,852,617. In 2022, the country produced 36,306,759 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita CO2 emissions of 0.67 tons.
This means that each person generates approximately 0.67 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. For Myanmar, the Carbon Intensity is 0.48 kg of CO2 per International dollar of economic output, which is higher than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Myanmar’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint compared to these countries.
Overall, Myanmar’s CO2 emissions, both in total and per capita, are relatively lower compared to larger nations like China and the USA. However, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP suggests that there is room for improvement in terms of reducing CO2 emissions associated with economic output.
Myanmar Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Myanmar?
In 2022, Myanmar’s total CO2 emissions reached 36,306,759 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 4,180,161 metric tons, and oil, with 21,384,417 metric tons.
Gas contributed significantly as well, with emissions totaling 7,764,305 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with emissions of 2,938,415 metric tons and 39,461 metric tons, respectively.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Myanmar’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Myanmar accounts?
Myanmar is the 68th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.098% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Myanmar, carbon usage resulted in the production of 4,180,161 tons of CO2, accounting for 11.51% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Myanmar
In Myanmar, gas usage resulted in the production of 7,764,305 tons of CO2, accounting for 21.39% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Myanmar
In Myanmar, cement usage resulted in the production of 2,938,415 tons of CO2, accounting for 12.95% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Myanmar, the practice of flaring resulted in the production of 39,461 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Myanmar
In Myanmar, oil usage resulted in the production of 21,384,417 tons of CO2, accounting for 58.90% of the total CO2 emissions.