Carbon Intensity of the Economy

Portugal | 1995 - 2020

As the world hurtles towards a point of no return with regards to climate change and its effects on the planet, it becomes increasingly vital for us to acknowledge the impact of human activity on the environment. The release of chemical compounds into the atmosphere leads to air pollution and alters the natural chemical makeup of the air. The effects of these emissions vary based on the substances released, the amount released, and external factors such as weather and geography. Among various other sources of atmospheric pollutants, human activities are a major contributor to the significant negative impact on the environment.

The quality of the air we breathe, and subsequently our health, is directly affected by this issue, making it imperative to understand the role of the Portuguese economy in contributing to it. In order to take effective action, it's crucial to identify which sectors of the economy have the most detrimental effects on the environment and focus on developing measures to combat greenhouse gas emissions.

The data presented below covers all Portuguese economic sectors between 1995 and 2020, allowing the user to understand, for each economic sector, the number of tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases emitted per million euros of wealth generated.

This data visualization encourages the user to view and interpret the data in a more intuitive, interactive, and exploratory way.