Peru, with a population of 32.5 million and an urban population of 25.4 million, accounting for 78.1% of the total, has produced 56.282 million tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 1.67 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 1.67 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 the case of Peru, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.248 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This figure is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating that Peru’s economic activity has a relatively lower carbon footprint compared to these countries.
Overall, Peru’s CO2 emissions, per capita emissions, and Carbon Intensity of GDP demonstrate a relatively lower environmental impact compared to larger economies like China and the USA.
Peru Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Peru?
In 2022, Peru’s total CO2 emissions reached 56,282,000 metric tons, with coal and oil being the primary contributors. Coal emissions accounted for 2,479,681 metric tons, while oil emissions amounted to 33,814,579 metric tons.
Additionally, gas emissions totaled 15,320,304 metric tons, cement emissions stood at 4,546,156 metric tons, and flaring emissions were recorded at 121,279 metric tons.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Peru’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Peru accounts?
Peru is the 56th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.152% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Peru, carbon usage resulted in the production of 2,479,681 tons of CO2, accounting for 4.41% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Peru
In Peru, gas usage resulted in the production of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for 27.22% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Peru
In Peru, the cement industry contributed significantly to the country’s carbon dioxide emissions. The production of cement resulted in the release of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for approximately 8.09% of the total CO2 emissions in Peru. This highlights the substantial impact of cement manufacturing on the country’s carbon footprint.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Peru
In Peru, the utilization of flaring has led to the production of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, representing approximately 0.1129% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Peru
In Peru, the usage of oil has led to the production of 4,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for 12.44% of the total CO2 emissions.