Qatar, a country with a population of 2,839,067 and an urban population of 2,809,071, accounting for approximately 99.19% of the total, has a GDP of $183,466,208,791. In 2022, Qatar produced 95,667,180 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 35.59 tons.
This means that each person in Qatar generates a significant amount of approximately 36 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is essential to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Qatar, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.52 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, this value is lower than that of the USA (0.30 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Qatar’s economic activity is relatively more carbon-efficient compared to these countries.
These figures highlight the substantial CO2 emissions in Qatar, both in absolute terms and per capita. It emphasizes the need for sustainable practices and measures to mitigate the environmental impact associated with such emissions.
Qatar Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Qatar?
In 2022, Qatar’s total CO2 emissions reached 95,667,180 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were gas, accounting for 83,531,259 metric tons, and oil, with 8,673,040 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, emitting 1,571,676 and 1,891,205 metric tons respectively.
These figures highlight the significant role of gas and oil in Qatar’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Qatar accounts?
Qatar is the 42nd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.258% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Qatar
In Qatar, gas usage resulted in the production of 83,531,259 tons of CO2, accounting for 87.31% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Qatar
In Qatar, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,571,676 tons of CO2, accounting for 4.92% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Qatar
In Qatar, flaring usage resulted in the production of 1,891,205 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.0008% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Qatar
In Qatar, oil usage resulted in the production of 8,673,040 tons of CO2, accounting for 9.07% of the total CO2 emissions.