Pakistan, with a population of 216,565,318 and an urban population of 79,927,762, accounting for 36.91% of the total, has a GDP of $304,400,000,000. In 2022, the country produced 229,512,397 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 0.99 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates less than 1 ton of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Pakistan, this measure stands at 0.75 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Pakistan’s carbon intensity is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Pakistan’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint per unit of economic output.
Pakistan Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Pakistan?
In 2022, Pakistan’s total CO2 emissions reached 229,512,397 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 59,956,542 metric tons, and gas, with 75,509,501 metric tons.
These figures highlight the significant contributions of coal and gas to Pakistan’s carbon footprint.
Additionally, cement contributed 18,620,774 metric tons, flaring contributed 441,781 metric tons, and oil contributed 74,983,799 metric tons to the overall emissions.
These emissions are closely correlated with Pakistan’s GDP, reflecting the reliance on these industries for economic growth.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Pakistan accounts?
Pakistan is the 29th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.618% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Pakistan, carbon usage resulted in the production of 59,956,542 tons of CO2, accounting for 26.12% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Pakistan
In Pakistan, gas usage resulted in the production of 75,509,501 tons of CO2, accounting for 32.90% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Pakistan
In Pakistan, cement usage resulted in the production of 18,620,774 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Pakistan, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 441,781 tons of CO2, contributing to the overall CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Pakistan
In Pakistan, the usage of oil contributed to the production of 74,983,799 tons of CO2, accounting for 32.67% of the total CO2 emissions.