Oman’s CO2 emissions per capita falls by 16% during 2015-2020

  • Date: 26-Jan-2023
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector:Oil & Gas
  • Country:Oman
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Oman’s CO2 emissions per capita falls by 16% during 2015-2020

Muscat – In line with Oman’s ambitions to become a low-carbon economy and reach net-zero emissions target by 2050, the sultanate’s carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per capita fell by 16 per cent during the 2015-2020 period, according to a new report.

In the GCC region, Oman recorded the second biggest reduction in per capita emissions from 2015 to 2020, only behind the UAE which managed to reduce its CO2 emissions per capita by 35 per cent during the same period, according to the EY MENA Climate Change Readiness Index report.

The index measures the readiness of the six GCC countries as well as Egypt and Jordan across several criteria, including effectiveness of their adaptation and mitigation strategies and ability to finance and implement these strategies.

Citing the World Bank’s 2019 estimates, the EY report ranked Oman as the ninth biggest generator of carbon emissions per capita in the world. Within the GCC region, however, Oman’s carbon emissions per capita was lowest at 15.3 metric tonnes. This is compared to Qatar’s 32.5 metric tonnes emissions per capita, Kuwait’s 22 metric tonnes, Bahrain’s 20.3 metric tonnes, UAE’s 19.3 metric tonnes and Saudi Arabia’s 15.3 metric tonnes, as per the EY report.

Compared to 2015, the reference

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