Colombia carbon emissions and environmental impact

Colombia air pollution

Colombia as an air pollution mortality rate of 37.0 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Colombia is 16.5 mg/m³, endangering 92.1% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Colombia energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Colombia is 2.26 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 91.8% of Colombia population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 23.6% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 31.76%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 3.28%
  • Renewable electricity output: 68.24%

Colombia territory

The territory of Colombia has a surface area of 1141749 km², 1109500 of which being land area. Forests represents 52.7% of the land with 584750 km². Around 17.1% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

Colombia adjusted savings

It is estimated that the adjusted net savings of Colombia are around $-6,645,641,330 which represent -2.0% of the gross national income.

  • Carbon dioxide damages: $3,594,111,014 (1.11)%
  • Mineral depletion: $1,387,836,650 (0.43)%
  • Particulate emission damage: $365,683,629 (0.11)%
  • Energy depletion: $13,674,601,421 (4.21)%
  • Education expenditure: $13,120,821,060 (4.04)%

Colombia rents

The total resources rents of Colombia represent 5.51378% of its gross domestic product.

  • Oil rents: 3.96276% of GDP
  • Natural gas rents: 0.17730% of GDP
  • Mineral rents: 0.52436% of GDP
  • Forest rents: 0.09763% of GDP

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