Friday, May 05, 2017

EU CO2 emissions decrease slightly in 2016

Eurostat said on Thursday that compared with 2015, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the European Union (EU) slightly decreased by 0.4 percent in 2016.

According to Eurostat, the statistical office of the EU, the largest decrease in CO2 emissions in 2016, compared with the previous year, was witnessed in Malta, which was 18.2 percent. Bulgaria's 7 percent and Portugal's 5.7 percent ranked second and third on the list of countries whose carbon emissions had dropped the most.

By contrast, the largest increase was seen in Finland, which was 8.5 percent. It was followed by Cyprus and Slovenia, which were 7.0 percent and 5.8 percent respectively.

CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion account for around 80 percent of all EU greenhouse gas emissions, it said.

They play a major role in global warming and are influenced by climate conditions, economic growth, size of the population, transport, and industrial activities.

According to the official figure, in 2016, the CO2 emissions of Germany accounted for 22.9 percent of the bloc's total, making the country the largest contributor to the carbon footprint. It was followed by the UK and Italy, which accounted for 11.7 percent and 10.1 percent respectively.

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