Niger, with a population of 23.3 million and an urban population of 3.85 million, accounting for 16.52% of the total, has a GDP of $12,928,145,120. In 2022, the country produced 2,698,898 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 0.11 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates approximately 0.11 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. For Niger, this figure stands at 0.21 kg of CO2 per dollar, higher than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Niger’s economic output produces a relatively higher amount of CO2 emissions per unit of GDP compared to these countries.
These statistics highlight the importance of addressing carbon emissions in Niger and implementing measures to reduce the country’s carbon footprint.
Niger Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Niger?
In 2022, Niger’s total CO2 emissions reached 2,698,898 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 341,988 metric tons, and oil, with 2,163,008 metric tons.
Cement contributed 100,748 metric tons, while flaring added 93,154 metric tons.
Notably, gas emissions were absent.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Niger’s economy and their impact on CO2 emissions.
Additionally, exploring the correlation between GDP and these emissions can provide valuable insights into the country’s environmental and economic landscape.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Niger accounts?
Niger is the 150th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.007% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Niger, carbon usage resulted in the production of 341,988 tons of CO2, accounting for 12.67% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Niger
In Niger, cement usage resulted in the production of 6.39% of the total CO2 emissions, accounting for 100,748 tons of CO2.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Niger
In Niger, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 9,3154 tons of CO2, representing 9.09% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Niger
In Niger, oil usage resulted in the production of 2,163,008 tons of CO2, accounting for 80.14% of the total CO2 emissions.