Increase in EU greenhouse gas emissions

30 October 2018

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Preliminary estimates published in the annual trends and projections assessment of the European Environment Agency (EEA), show that greenhouse gas emissions across the EU rose slightly in 2017, mostly due to the transport sector.

The report shows a 0.6% emissions increase in 2017 from 2016. This limited increase means that the EU is still expected to achieve its 2020 emissions reduction target, albeit by a narrower margin than previously supposed. However, national measures will need to be urgently stepped up to achieve the EU’s new reduction targets for 2030.

Source: EEA, 26 October 2018