Dominica Environment - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Environment - current issues

water shortages a continuing concern; pollution from agrochemicals and from untreated sewage; forests endangered by the expansion of farming; soil erosion; pollution of the coastal zone by agricultural and industrial chemicals, and untreated sewage

Environment - international agreements

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Climate Change-Paris Agreement, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling

signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

Air pollutants

particulate matter emissions: 18.17 micrograms per cubic meter (2016 est.)

carbon dioxide emissions: 0.18 megatons (2016 est.)

methane emissions: 0.04 megatons (2020 est.)

Total water withdrawal

municipal: 19 million cubic meters (2017 est.)

industrial: 0 cubic meters (2017 est.)

agricultural: 1 million cubic meters (2017 est.)

Total renewable water resources

200 million cubic meters (2017 est.)

Climate

tropical; moderated by northeast trade winds; heavy rainfall

Land use

agricultural land: 34.7% (2018 est.)

arable land: 8% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 24% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 2.7% (2018 est.)

forest: 59.2% (2018 est.)

other: 6.1% (2018 est.)

Revenue from forest resources

forest revenues: 0.03% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 133

Revenue from coal

coal revenues: 0% of GDP (2018 est.)

country comparison to the world: 90

Urbanization

urban population: 71.4% of total population (2021)

rate of urbanization: 0.84% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)

Waste and recycling

municipal solid waste generated annually: 13,176 tons (2013 est.)

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