Rwanda, with a population of 12.6 million and an urban population of 2.2 million, accounting for approximately 17.31% of the total, has produced 1,754,532 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.13 tons, indicating that each person generates around 0.13 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of Rwanda’s economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is essential to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. Rwanda’s Carbon Intensity of GDP, which measures CO2 emissions in kilograms per International dollar ($USD) of economic output, is 0.173 kg of CO2 per dollar.
Comparatively, this value is lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), indicating a relatively lower carbon intensity in Rwanda’s economic output.
Rwanda Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Rwanda?
In 2022, Rwanda’s total CO2 emissions reached 1,754,532 metric tons. The primary contributors to these emissions were coal, accounting for 19,217 metric tons, and oil, with 1,469,808 metric tons.
Gas emissions amounted to 101,907 metric tons, while cement contributed 163,600 metric tons.
Notably, there were no emissions from flaring.
These figures highlight the significant impact of coal and oil on Rwanda’s carbon footprint.
Furthermore, it is essential to note the correlation between CO2 emissions and GDP, which can provide insights into the country’s economic development and environmental sustainability.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Rwanda accounts?
Rwanda is the 160th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.005% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Rwanda, carbon usage resulted in the production of 19,217 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.095% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Rwanda
In Rwanda, gas usage resulted in the production of 101,907 tons of CO2, accounting for 5.81% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Rwanda
In Rwanda, cement usage resulted in the production of 163,600 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Rwanda
In Rwanda, the utilization of oil has led to the production of 1,469,808 tons of CO2, representing 83.77% of the total CO2 emissions.