Australia carbon emissions and environmental impact

Australia air pollution

Australia as an air pollution mortality rate of 8.4 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Australia is 8.6 mg/m³, endangering 24.9% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Australia energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Australia is 5.03 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 100.0% of Australia population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 9.2% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 86.36%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 8.34%
  • Renewable electricity output: 13.64%

Australia territory

The territory of Australia has a surface area of 7741220 km², 7692020 of which being land area. Forests represents 16.3% of the land with 1250590 km². Around 40.6% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

Australia adjusted savings

It is estimated that the adjusted net savings of Australia are around $61,436,676,254 which represent 4.4% of the gross national income.

  • Carbon dioxide damages: $12,989,838,049 (0.94)%
  • Mineral depletion: $29,697,960,962 (2.14)%
  • Particulate emission damage: $573,350,975 (0.04)%
  • Energy depletion: $18,585,176,533 (1.34)%
  • Education expenditure: $69,558,160,818 (5.01)%

Australia rents

The total resources rents of Australia represent 7.50228% of its gross domestic product.

  • Oil rents: 0.31509% of GDP
  • Natural gas rents: 1.34140% of GDP
  • Mineral rents: 4.93066% of GDP
  • Forest rents: 0.13037% of GDP

Calculate the carbon footprint of flights departing from Australia

Airport IATA code City
Brisbane BNE Brisbane
Melbourne MEL Melbourne
Sydney Kingsford Smith SYD Sydney

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