Nicaragua carbon emissions and environmental impact

Nicaragua air pollution

Nicaragua as an air pollution mortality rate of 55.7 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Nicaragua is 17.6 mg/m³, endangering 99.9% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Nicaragua energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Nicaragua is 5.43 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 52.3% of Nicaragua population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 48.2% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 49.95%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 43.61%
  • Renewable electricity output: 50.05%

Nicaragua territory

The territory of Nicaragua has a surface area of 130370 km², 120340 of which being land area. Forests represents 25.9% of the land with 31140 km². Around 3.0% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.


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