The Netherlands, with a population of 17 million and an urban population of 15.9 million, accounting for 91.88% of the total, has produced 14,104,543 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 8.06 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 8 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of the country’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of the Netherlands, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.16 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 the Netherlands has a relatively lower carbon intensity in relation to its economic output.
Overall, the Netherlands faces a significant challenge in reducing its CO2 emissions and transitioning towards a more sustainable future. Efforts to mitigate emissions and promote cleaner energy sources will be crucial in addressing climate change and ensuring a healthier environment for future generations.
Netherlands Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Netherlands?
In 2022, the Netherlands recorded a total of 141,045,431 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 23,000,830 metric tons, and gas, with 68,082,747 metric tons.
Additionally, cement made a small contribution of 6,337 metric tons, while flaring accounted for 925,194 metric tons.
Notably, oil played a significant role, contributing 47,937,075 metric tons to the country’s carbon footprint.
These figures underscore the importance of coal, gas, and oil in the Dutch economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Netherlands accounts?
The Netherlands is the 36th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.38% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In the Netherlands, carbon usage resulted in the production of 23,000,830 tons of CO2, accounting for 16.31% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Netherlands
In the Netherlands, gas usage resulted in the production of 68,082,747 tons of CO2, accounting for 48.27% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Netherlands
In the Netherlands, cement usage resulted in the production of 6,337 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.12% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 925,194 tons of CO2, representing 2.31% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Netherlands
In the Netherlands, the utilization of oil has led to the generation of a substantial amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Specifically, the production of 47,937,075 tons of CO2 can be attributed to oil usage, representing approximately 33.99% of the total CO2 emissions in the country.