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CO2 emissions in the EU estimated to have increased

May 5, 2018 | News

(04 May 2018) – Eurostat estimates that in 2017 carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 1.8% in the European Union, compared with the previous year.

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CO2 emissions are a major contributor to global warming and account for around 80% of all EU greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Eurostat estimates, CO2 emissions rose in 2017 in a majority of EU Member States, with the highest increase being recorded in Malta (+12.8%), followed by Estonia (+11.3%), Bulgaria (+8.3%), Spain (+7.4%) and Portugal (+7.3%).

Decreases were registered in seven Member States: Finland (-5.9%), Denmark (-5.8%), the United Kingdom (-3.2%), Ireland (-2.9%), Belgium (-2.4%), Latvia (-0.7%) and Germany (-0.2%).