Guatemala carbon emissions and environmental impact

Guatemala air pollution

Guatemala as an air pollution mortality rate of 73.8 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Guatemala is 24.1 mg/m³, endangering 100.0% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Guatemala energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Guatemala is 4.48 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 45.2% of Guatemala population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 63.7% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 39.61%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 25.35%
  • Renewable electricity output: 60.39%

Guatemala territory

The territory of Guatemala has a surface area of 108890 km², 107160 of which being land area. Forests represents 32.7% of the land with 35036 km². Around 0.9% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

Guatemala adjusted savings

It is estimated that the adjusted net savings of Guatemala are around $1,303,887,898 which represent 1.8% of the gross national income.

  • Carbon dioxide damages: $632,036,592 (0.88)%
  • Mineral depletion: $300,637,033 (0.42)%
  • Particulate emission damage: $341,087,362 (0.48)%
  • Energy depletion: $100,607,342 (0.14)%
  • Education expenditure: $1,977,302,874 (2.76)%

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