In 2014, Brazil emitted 1.59 tCO2/toe (toe = equivalent tonne of oil), about 32% less than the world average of 2.34 tCO2/toe, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
The information was released on Monday by the Ministry based on the data from its report "Energia no Mundo 2014", an annual publication by the Secretary of Energy Planning and Development.
The CO2 emission have decreased thanks to renewable energy which made up some 39.4% of Brazil's domestic supply, three times more than the world average of 13.6%. In the global energy mix, fossil fuels account for 82% of the total, while for the Brazilian mix the figure is 59%, the ministry noted.
The "Energia no Mundo" report presents graphs and data on energy and electric systems from 89 countries. The document also includes indicators on energy production and consumption in these countries and their relation to GDP, population and CO2 emissions.