Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Tunisia
This factsheet provides information on 2011 greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Tunisia. Included is an overview of emissions by sector, changes in emissions, information on carbon intensity, as well as climate change mitigation targets and plans.
Tunisia emitted 33 million metric tons (MtCO2e) of greenhouse gases in 2011. The energy sector was the primary emitter, contributing 72 percent to overall emissions. Within the sector, electricity and heat production and transportation comprised the majority of energy emissions.
From 1990 - 2011, Tunisia’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased more than total greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating that carbon intensity in 2011 decreased relative to 1990.
Tunisia’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) pledges to achieve an unconditional carbon intensity target to reduce carbon intensity by 13 percent in 2030, compared to 2010 levels. Tunisia plans to achieve the 13 percent goal exclusively through energy sector actions. A conditional target of an additional 28 percent reduction in carbon intensity is contingent upon international funding, capacity building and technology transfer.
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