CO2 emissions reached 343,987 kt in 2017 in Italy, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 1.26 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, CO2 emissions in Italy reached an all time high of 473,971 kt in 2004 and an all time low of 109,357 kt in 1960. When compared to Italy's main peers, CO2 emissions in Austria amounted to 64,240 kt, 320,260 kt in France, 13,665 kt in Slovenia and 38,430 kt in Switzerland in 2017.
Italy has been ranked 20th within the group of 81 countries we follow in terms of CO2 emissions, 5 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.
Carbon dioxide emissions are those stemming from the burning of fossil fuels and the manufacture of cement.