Sri Lanka, with a population of 21.8 million and an urban population of 4.05 million, accounting for 18.59% of the total, has a GDP of $84,008,783,756. In 2022, the country produced 20,780,910 tons of CO2, resulting in a per capita emission of 0.95 tons.
This means that, on average, each person generates less than 1 ton of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Sri Lanka, this figure stands at 0.25 kg of CO2 per dollar, which is higher than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).
This indicates that Sri Lanka’s economic output produces a relatively higher amount of CO2 emissions compared to these countries.
These statistics highlight the importance of addressing and reducing CO2 emissions in Sri Lanka to mitigate the environmental impact and promote sustainable development.
Sri Lanka Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Sri Lanka?
In 2022, Sri Lanka’s total CO2 emissions reached 20,780,910 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were coal, accounting for 6,076,669 metric tons, and oil, with 13,193,056 metric tons.
Notably, gas and flaring made no contributions to the emissions, while cement contributed 1,511,185 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of coal and oil in Sri Lanka’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.
Furthermore, it is essential to analyze the correlation between these emissions and Sri Lanka’s GDP to develop effective strategies for sustainable development.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Sri Lanka accounts?
Sri Lanka is the 88th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.056% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Sri Lanka, carbon usage resulted in the production of 6,076,669 tons of CO2, accounting for 29.24% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, cement usage resulted in the production of 1,511,185 tons of CO2, accounting for 7.39% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, oil usage resulted in the production of 13,193,056 tons of CO2, accounting for 63.49% of the total CO2 emissions.