Total CO2 Emissions in Namibia: major contributors and their correlation with GDP

Namibia, with a population of 2.49 million and an urban population of 1.27 million, accounting for 51.04% of the total, has produced 4.01 million tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 1.59 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 1.6 tons of CO2 annually.

To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. Namibia’s Carbon Intensity of GDP, measuring CO2 emissions in kilograms per International dollar ($USD) of economic output, is 0.32 kg of CO2 per dollar.

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

Overall, Namibia’s CO2 emissions, per capita and in terms of GDP, are lower compared to Algeria, China, and the USA. This indicates that Namibia has made progress in managing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices.

Namibia Total CO2 emissions by source

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

In 2022, Namibia’s total CO2 emissions amounted to 4,014,822 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 48,576 metric tons, and oil, with 3,446,255 metric tons.

Cement made a significant contribution of 519,991 metric tons, while gas and flaring had negligible emissions.

These figures highlight the correlation between CO2 emissions and Namibia’s GDP, emphasizing the importance of coal and oil in the country’s economy and their impact on carbon footprint.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Namibia accounts?

Namibia is the 144th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.011% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Namibia, carbon usage resulted in the production of 48,576 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.21% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Namibia

In Namibia, cement usage resulted in the production of 519,991 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Namibia

In Namibia, oil usage resulted in the production of 3,446,255 tons of CO2, accounting for 85.84% of the total CO2 emissions.


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