New Zealand carbon emissions and environmental impact

New Zealand air pollution

New Zealand as an air pollution mortality rate of 7.2 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in New Zealand is 6.0 mg/m³, endangering 0.3% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

New Zealand energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in New Zealand is 5.42 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 100.0% of New Zealand population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 30.8% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 19.79%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 24.58%
  • Renewable electricity output: 80.08%

New Zealand territory

The territory of New Zealand has a surface area of 267710 km², 263310 of which being land area. Forests represents 38.6% of the land with 101522 km². Around 30.4% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.

New Zealand adjusted savings

It is estimated that the adjusted net savings of New Zealand are around $19,944,755,532 which represent 10.1% of the gross national income.

  • Carbon dioxide damages: $1,244,792,357 (0.63)%
  • Mineral depletion: $284,748,097 (0.14)%
  • Particulate emission damage: $87,342,657 (0.04)%
  • Energy depletion: $1,003,452,196 (0.51)%
  • Education expenditure: $14,515,794,869 (7.37)%

New Zealand rents

The total resources rents of New Zealand represent 1.32470% of its gross domestic product.

  • Oil rents: 0.19891% of GDP
  • Natural gas rents: 0.34022% of GDP
  • Mineral rents: 0.24935% of GDP
  • Forest rents: 0.50164% of GDP

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