Total CO2 Emissions in Zimbabwe: Primary Factors and Correlation with GDP

Zimbabwe, with a population of 14,645,468 and an urban population of 4,717,305, accounting for 0.322% of the total, has produced 11,296,114 tons of CO2 in 2022. This translates to a per capita CO2 emission of 0.706 tons, indicating that each person contributes approximately 0.7 tons of CO2 annually.

To assess the impact of economic activity on CO2 emissions, it is crucial to examine the Carbon Intensity of GDP. In Zimbabwe, this figure stands at 0.527 kg of CO2 per International dollar ($USD) of economic output, which is higher than both the USA (0.3 kg) and China (0.57 kg).

This highlights the relatively higher carbon emissions associated with Zimbabwe’s economic productivity.

Overall, Zimbabwe’s CO2 emissions, though lower than larger nations like China and the USA, still contribute to the global carbon footprint. It is essential for the country to continue exploring sustainable practices to mitigate its environmental impact and promote a greener future.

Zimbabwe Total CO2 emissions by source

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

In 2022, Zimbabwe’s total CO2 emissions reached 11,296,114 metric tons. The primary factors contributing to these emissions were coal, accounting for 7,225,620 metric tons, and oil, with 3,500,879 metric tons.

Cement made a significant but smaller contribution of 569,615 metric tons.

Notably, gas and flaring emissions were absent.

These figures underscore the significance of coal and oil in Zimbabwe’s economy and their correlation with CO2 emissions.

What fraction of world fossil co2 emissions does Zimbabwe accounts?

Zimbabwe is the 105th largest emitter of CO2 in the world. It represents 0.030% of global CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from Coal

In Zimbabwe, carbon usage resulted in the production of 7,225,620 tons of CO2, accounting for 63.97% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from cement in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, cement usage contributed to the production of 569,615 tons of CO2, representing 4.51% of the total CO2 emissions.

CO2 emissions from oil in Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, oil usage resulted in the production of 3,500,879 tons of CO2, accounting for 30.99% of the total CO2 emissions.


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