Tunisia, with a population of 11,694,719 and an urban population of 8,099,061, accounting for 69.25% of the total, has produced 31,582,747 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 2.58 tons, indicating that each person generates approximately 2.6 tons of CO2 annually.
To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to consider the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In the case of Tunisia, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.81 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output produced.
This value is higher than that of the United States (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg), suggesting that Tunisia’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.
Tunisia Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Tunisia?
In 2022, Tunisia’s total carbon dioxide emissions reached 31,582,747 metric tons. The primary sources of these emissions were oil, accounting for 14,165,880 metric tons, and gas, contributing 13,681,693 metric tons.
Cement and flaring made smaller contributions, with 3,223,213 metric tons and 511,962 metric tons respectively.
Notably, coal did not contribute to the country’s carbon footprint.
These figures highlight the significant role of oil and gas in Tunisia’s economy and their direct impact on CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Tunisia accounts?
Tunisia is the 76th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.085% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Tunisia
In Tunisia, gas usage resulted in the production of 13,681,693 tons of CO2, accounting for 43.32% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Tunisia
In Tunisia, cement usage resulted in the production of 3,223,213 tons of CO2, accounting for 9.95% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from flaring in Tunisia
In Tunisia, the utilization of flaring contributed to the production of 511,962 tons of CO2, representing approximately 0.04% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Tunisia
In Tunisia, oil usage resulted in the production of 14,165,880 tons of CO2, accounting for 44.85% of the total CO2 emissions.