North Korea, with a population of 25,666,161 and an urban population of 15,947,412, accounting for 0.62133998146431 of the total, has a GDP of $32,100,000,000. In 2022, the country produced 56,380,104 tons of CO2, resulting in per capita CO2 emissions of 2.170811 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates approximately 2 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In North Korea, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 1.75638953271028 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This value is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating a relatively higher carbon intensity in North Korea’s economic activities.
North Korea Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in North Korea?
In 2022, North Korea’s total CO2 emissions reached 56,380,104 metric tons, with coal being the primary contributor at 50,454,114 metric tons. Oil emissions accounted for 3,445,510 metric tons, while cement emissions stood at 2,480,480 metric tons.
Notably, gas and flaring emissions were absent.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in North Korea’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does North Korea accounts?
North Korea is the 54th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.152% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In North Korea, carbon usage resulted in the production of 50,454,114 tons of CO2, accounting for 89.49% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in North Korea
In North Korea, cement usage resulted in the production of 2,480,480 tons of CO2, accounting for 5.13% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in North Korea
In North Korea, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 3,445,510 tons of CO2, representing 6.11% of the total CO2 emissions.