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EU emissions down by nearly a quarter since 1990

EU emissions down by nearly a quarter since 1990


 

Emissions within the EU dropped by just over 4% in 2014 and brought the cumulative fall since 1990 to 24.4%, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has said. The figures, published on Tuesday 21 June, showed that in absolute terms emissions had decreased by 183Mt CO2e in the EU since 1990––reaching 4284Mt CO2e in 2014. Hans Bruyninckx said: “It is positive that Europe has been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions substantially since 1990. It is an important step towards reaching our 2030 and 2050 climate targets. To accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon society, we need to further boost our investments in technology and innovation aimed at reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

 

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