Total CO2 Emissions in Somalia: main sources and GDP correlation

Somalia, with a population of 15.4 million and an urban population of 7.03 million, accounting for 45.55% of the total, has produced 610,374 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.036 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 0.04 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 the case of Somalia, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.13 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.

This figure is higher than that of the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Somalia’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.

Overall, Somalia’s CO2 emissions are significantly lower compared to countries like China and the USA. However, it is crucial for Somalia to continue monitoring and managing its carbon emissions to ensure sustainable development and minimize environmental impact.

Somalia Total CO2 emissions by source

How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Somalia?

In 2022, Somalia’s total CO2 emissions reached 610,374 metric tons, with oil being the primary source, accounting for the entire emissions. The absence of emissions from coal, gas, cement, and flaring indicates a heavy reliance on oil for energy production.

This correlation between CO2 emissions and the economy highlights the significant role of oil in Somalia’s energy sector and its impact on carbon footprint.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Somalia accounts?

Somalia is the 183rd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.001% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Somalia

In Somalia, oil usage resulted in the production of 610,374 tons of CO2, accounting for 100% of the total CO2 emissions.


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