Dominican Republic carbon emissions and environmental impact

Dominican Republic air pollution

Dominican Republic as an air pollution mortality rate of 43.0 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Dominican Republic is 13.7 mg/m³, endangering 99.9% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Dominican Republic energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Dominican Republic is 2.45 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 90.4% of Dominican Republic population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 16.5% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 88.37%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 5.27%
  • Renewable electricity output: 11.63%

Dominican Republic territory

The territory of Dominican Republic has a surface area of 48670 km², 48310 of which being land area. Forests represents 41.7% of the land with 20162 km². Around 18.0% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.


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