carbon dioxide emissions from petroleum products and natural gas consumption
upped 1.7% in 2016-2017, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and
Statistics (CAPMAS) said.
In a statement on Tuesday, CAPMAS said CO2 emissions in 2016-2017 stood at 210 million tons against 206.2 million tons in 2015-2016.
The statement was issued on the World Environment Day, which is celebrated on June 5 every year with an aim to draw attention to thorny environmental issues, such as global warming.
CAPMAS said the electricity sector alone is in charge of 43% of carbon dioxide emissions in Egypt, followed by the transport sector 18.5% and industrial sector 15.4%.