Nigeria, with a population of 200,963,599 and an urban population of 102,806,948, accounting for 51.16% of the total, has a GDP of $448,120,428,859. In 2022, the country produced 136,986,784 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 0.64 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates approximately 0.64 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Nigeria, this measure stands at 0.31 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Nigeria’s economic output produces fewer CO2 emissions per dollar compared to these two countries.
These figures highlight Nigeria’s current CO2 emissions and its per capita contribution to global emissions. It also emphasizes the country’s relatively lower carbon intensity of GDP, suggesting a more efficient use of resources in economic activities.
Nigeria Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Nigeria?
In 2022, Nigeria’s total CO2 emissions reached a staggering 136,986,784 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, contributing 153,703 metric tons, and oil, accounting for a significant 74,973,605 metric tons.
Additionally, gas emissions amounted to 40,643,656 metric tons, while cement and flaring made smaller contributions of 8,757,343 metric tons and 12,458,478 metric tons, respectively.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Nigeria’s economy and their substantial impact on CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is crucial to examine the correlation between these emissions and Nigeria’s GDP for a comprehensive understanding of the environmental and economic landscape.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Nigeria accounts?
Nigeria is the 37th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.369% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Nigeria, carbon usage resulted in the production of 153,703 tons of CO2, accounting for 0.112% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Nigeria
In Nigeria, gas usage resulted in the production of 40,643,656 tons of CO2, accounting for 29.67% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Nigeria
In Nigeria, cement usage resulted in the production of 8,757,343 tons of CO2, accounting for 4.40% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Nigeria, flaring usage resulted in the production of 12,458,478 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Nigeria
In Nigeria, oil usage resulted in the production of 74,973,605 tons of CO2, accounting for 54.73% of the total CO2 emissions.