Yemen, with a population of 29 million and an urban population of 10.8 million, accounting for 37.27% of the total, has emitted a total of 12,476,597 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emissions of 0.38 tons, indicating that each individual generates approximately 0.38 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 Yemen, the Carbon Intensity of GDP is 0.46 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 Yemen’s economic activity has a relatively higher carbon footprint.
Overall, Yemen’s CO2 emissions, both in terms of total and per capita, are significantly lower than those of larger countries like China and the USA. However, the country’s Carbon Intensity of GDP indicates room for improvement in terms of reducing CO2 emissions associated with economic output.
Yemen Total CO2 emissions by source
How much do coal, oil, gas, cement and flaring contribute to CO2 emissions in Yemen?
In 2022, Yemen’s total CO2 emissions reached 12,476,597 metric tons, with coal contributing 245,909 metric tons and gas contributing 206,611 metric tons.
Cement emissions accounted for 663,596 metric tons, while flaring contributed 1,767,971 metric tons.
However, the primary contributor to Yemen’s carbon footprint was oil, with emissions totaling 9,592,510 metric tons.
These figures underscore the significant role of oil in Yemen’s economy and its correlation with CO2 emissions.
What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Yemen accounts?
Yemen is the 102nd largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.034% of global CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from Coal
In Yemen, carbon usage resulted in the production of 245,909 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.97% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from coal in Yemen
In Yemen, gas usage resulted in the production of 206,611 tons of CO2, accounting for 1.66% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from cement in Yemen
In Yemen, cement usage contributed to the production of 663,596 tons of CO2, accounting for 12.52% of the total CO2 emissions.
In Yemen, the practice of flaring resulted in the production of 1,767,971 tons of CO2, accounting for 0% of the total CO2 emissions.
CO2 emissions from oil in Yemen
In Yemen, oil usage resulted in the production of 9,592,510 tons of CO2, accounting for 76.88% of the total CO2 emissions.