Senegal, with a population of 16,296,364 and an urban population of 7,765,706, accounting for 47.65% of the total, has produced 13,597,910 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 0.80572 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 0.8 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 Senegal, this measure stands at 0.5767 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
Comparatively, Senegal’s carbon intensity is higher than that of China (0.57 kg) but lower than that of the USA (0.3 kg).
These figures highlight the importance of monitoring and addressing CO2 emissions in Senegal to mitigate the environmental impact and promote sustainable development.
Senegal Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Senegal?
In 2022, Senegal’s total CO2 emissions reached 13,597,910 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 2,190,262 metric tons, and oil, with 8,700,009 metric tons.
Gas contributed 33,937 metric tons, while cement made a significant contribution of 2,673,702 metric tons.
Notably, there were no emissions from flaring.
These figures highlight the significant role of coal and oil in Senegal’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is essential to consider the correlation between these emissions and Senegal’s GDP for a comprehensive understanding of the environmental impact.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Senegal accounts?
Senegal is the 97th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.037% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Senegal, carbon usage resulted in the production of 2,190,262 tons of CO2, accounting for 16.11% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Senegal
In Senegal, gas usage resulted in the production of 33,937 tons of CO2, accounting for 0.25% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Senegal
In Senegal, cement usage contributed to the production of 2,673,702 tons of CO2, accounting for 3.11% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Senegal
In Senegal, oil usage resulted in the production of 8,700,009 tons of CO2, accounting for 63.98% of the total CO2 emissions.