Costa Rica carbon emissions and environmental impact

Costa Rica air pollution

Costa Rica as an air pollution mortality rate of 23.3 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Costa Rica is 15.7 mg/m³, endangering 99.7% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Costa Rica energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Costa Rica is 2.88 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 93.5% of Costa Rica population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 38.7% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 1.00%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 24.39%
  • Renewable electricity output: 99.00%

Costa Rica territory

The territory of Costa Rica has a surface area of 51100 km², 51060 of which being land area. Forests represents 54.6% of the land with 27862 km². Around 0.8% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

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