Panama, with a population of 4,246,439 and an urban population of 2,890,084, accounting for 68.06% of the total, has produced 13,031,620 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 2.99 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 3 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Panama, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.195 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is significantly lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Panama’s economic activity has a relatively lower carbon footprint.
Panama Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Panama?
For Panama’s carbon footprint (13,031,620 tons) in 2022, the primary sources of these emissions were ‘oil,’ accounting for 8,625,756 metric tons, and ‘coal,’ with 2,924,487 metric tons.
While gas (911,482 metric tons) and cement (569,895 metric tons) made smaller contributions, no emissions were attributed to flaring.
These figures highlight the significant impact of oil and coal on Panama’s economy and the overall CO2 emissions in the country.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Panama accounts?
Panama is the 100th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.035% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Panama, carbon usage resulted in the production of 2,924,487 tons of CO2, accounting for 22.44% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Panama
In Panama, gas usage resulted in the production of 911,482 tons of CO2, accounting for 6.99% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Panama
In Panama, cement usage resulted in the production of 569,895 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Panama
In Panama, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 8,625,756 tons of CO2, representing 66.19% of the total CO2 emissions.