Uruguay carbon emissions and environmental impact

Uruguay air pollution

Uruguay as an air pollution mortality rate of 17.5 per 100,000 population. The mean annual exposure of PM2.5 in Uruguay is 9.3 mg/m³, endangering 22.4% of its population according to the World Health Organisation guidelines.

Uruguay energy

The energy intensity level of primary energy in Uruguay is 3.09 MJ/$2011 PPP GDP. 98.0% of Uruguay population has access to clean fuels and technologies for cooking, and the renewable energy consumption represent 58.0% of the country's total energy consumption.

Electricity production breakdown:

  • Oil, gas and coal sources: 11.44%
  • Renewable sources, excluding hydroelectric: 28.40%
  • Renewable electricity output: 88.56%

Uruguay territory

The territory of Uruguay has a surface area of 176220 km², 175020 of which being land area. Forests represents 10.7% of the land with 18677 km². Around 0.7% of territorial waters are protected marine areas.


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