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EU cut emissions by 23% from 1990 to 2016, while economy grew by 53%

Nov 7, 2017 | News

(07 November 2017) – Greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union were reduced by 23% between 1990 and 2016, while the economy grew by 53% over the same period, according to the latest EU climate action progress report.


The report “Two years after Paris – Progress towards meeting the EU’s climate commitments” shows that while economic growth has recently picked up, the EU remains firmly on track to meet its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target.

In 2016, EU emissions decreased by 0.7% while GDP grew by 1.9%.

The EU is one of the world’s major economies with the lowest per capita emissions, and the emissions per unit of GDP continue to fall.

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