Papua New Guinea, with a population of 8,776,109 and an urban population of 1,162,834, accounting for 13.25% of the total, has produced 8,509,555 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 0.85528 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 0.86 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of the country’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is useful to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Papua New Guinea, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.34 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is lower than that of China (0.57 kg) but higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg), suggesting that Papua New Guinea’s economic output is associated with a moderate level of CO2 emissions.
Papua New Guinea Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Papua New Guinea?
In 2022, Papua New Guinea’s total CO2 emissions reached 8,509,555 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were oil, accounting for 7,594,429 metric tons, and gas, with 791,403 metric tons.
Notably, coal did not contribute to the country’s carbon footprint.
These figures emphasize the significant role of oil and gas in Papua New Guinea’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is essential to explore the relationship between these emissions and the country’s GDP for a comprehensive understanding of their impact.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Papua New Guinea accounts?
Papua New Guinea is the 114th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.023% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, gas usage resulted in the production of 791,403 tons of CO2, accounting for 9.30% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Papua New Guinea, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 123,723 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Papua New Guinea
In Papua New Guinea, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 7,594,429 tons of CO2, representing 89.25% of the total CO2 emissions.