Portugal, with a population of 10,269,417 and an urban population of 6,753,579, accounting for 65.76% of the total, has produced 40,797,216 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 3.96 tons, indicating that each person generates nearly 4 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 Portugal, this measure stands at 0.17 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Portugal’s carbon intensity is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating a relatively more efficient use of resources in terms of CO2 emissions.
Portugal Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Portugal?
In 2022, Portugal’s total CO2 emissions reached 40,797,216 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 1,101,646 metric tons, and oil, with 23,885,778 metric tons.
Gas contributed significantly as well, with emissions totaling 11,648,769 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with emissions of 2,309,659 metric tons and 1,012,769 metric tons, respectively.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal, oil, and gas in Portugal’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Portugal accounts?
Portugal is the 63rd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.110% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Portugal, carbon usage resulted in the production of 1,101,646 tons of CO2, accounting for 2.70% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Portugal
In Portugal, gas usage resulted in the production of 11,648,769 tons of CO2, accounting for 28.55% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Portugal
In Portugal, cement usage resulted in the production of 2,309,659 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.64% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Portugal
In Portugal, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 1,012,769 tons of CO2, representing approximately 1.98% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Portugal
In Portugal, the utilization of oil has led to the production of a significant amount of CO2. Specifically, the total emissions from oil usage reached 23,885,778 tons of CO2, representing 58.55% of the country’s total CO2 emissions. This substantial contribution highlights the significant impact of oil consumption on Portugal’s carbon footprint.