Jamaica carbon emissions and environmental impact

Jamaica air pollution

Jamaica as an air pollution mortality rate of 25.4 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Jamaica is 13.4 mg/m³, endangering 100.0% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Jamaica energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Jamaica is 5.21 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 90.5% of Jamaica population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 16.8% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 89.74%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 7.13%
  • Renewable electricity output: 10.26%

Jamaica territory

The territory of Jamaica has a surface area of 10990 km², 10830 of which being land area. Forests represents 30.9% of the land with 3348 km². Around 0.8% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

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