Romania, with a population of 19.4 million and an urban population of 10.5 million, accounting for 54.08% of the total, has produced 79.3 million tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 4.1 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 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 Romania, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.32 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This value is lower than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Romania’s economic activity has a relatively lower impact on CO2 emissions compared to these countries.
Overall, Romania’s CO2 emissions, per capita emissions, and Carbon Intensity of GDP reflect the country’s efforts to mitigate its environmental impact while maintaining economic growth.
Romania Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Romania?
In 2022, Romania’s total CO2 emissions reached 79,326,860 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 16,450,983 metric tons, and oil, with 31,801,002 metric tons.
Gas contributed significantly as well, with emissions totaling 25,509,732 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with emissions of 3,901,027 metric tons and 793,885 metric tons, respectively.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Romania’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Romania accounts?
Romania is the 49th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.214% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Romania, carbon usage resulted in the production of 16,450,983 tons of CO2, accounting for 20.74% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Romania
In Romania, gas usage resulted in the production of 8,203,536 tons of CO2, accounting for 32.16% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Romania
In Romania, cement usage contributed to the production of 3,901,027 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.25% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Romania
In Romania, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 793,885 tons of CO2, representing approximately 3.36% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Romania
In Romania, the utilization of oil has led to the generation of a substantial amount of carbon dioxide (CO2). Specifically, the production of 31,801,002 tons of CO2 has been attributed to oil usage, representing 40.09% of the total CO2 emissions in the country. This significant contribution highlights the impact of oil consumption on Romania’s carbon footprint.