Animals
Business
Crops
Environment
Food
General
Horticulture
Livestock
Machinery
Markets
Politics
Login
 
 
 
Submit to register and subscribe
(72,60 € / year)
 
I forgot my password
Next articleVolgend Artikel

 07 nov 2017 12:43 

EU reduced CO2 emissions by 23% - while economy grew by 53%


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, the latest Commission's report reveals as this year's UN Climate Conference COP23 kick-start in Bonn.

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, the latest Commission's report reveals as this year's UN Climate Conference COP23 kick-start in Bonn. 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. Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete said:

"Two years after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, the EU remains fully committed to reducing its domestic emissions by at least 40% between 1990 and 2030. We are on track to meet our 2020 target and close to finalising our climate legislation for the next decade. Our emissions decline while the economy grows, largely thanks to innovative technologies, showing that growth and climate action can go hand in hand. However, there are still challenges ahead, as transport emissions in the EU continue to grow. This is why the Commission will present tomorrow measures to slash emissions from cars and vans in the decade starting 2021".

Under the Paris agreement, the EU has committed to cut CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 while modernising the EU's economy and delivering on jobs and growth for all European citizens. In 2016, EU emissions decreased by 0.7% while GDP grew by 1.9%. The EU is one of the major economies with the lowest per capita emissions, and the emissions per unit of GDP continue to fall.

The progress report also looks at the EU's contribution to international climate action. In 2016, the EU and its Member States continued to be a major provider of climate finance to developing countries, increasing their overall contribution to last year reach EUR 20.2 billion. More information on the Commission's website here.



  Newsflash
 
Code of Conduct on agricultural data sharing sets the scene for digital farming Lees meer
 
 
Special Eurobarometer: How fair do Europeans think life in the EU is?Lees meer
 
 
Commissioner Hogan discusses the future of food and farming Lees meer
 
 
Monitoring data on pesticide residues in foodLees meer
 
 
New role for DLG at the International Rice Congress 2018 Lees meer
 
 
Latest agri-food trade figures: positive trade balance for the EU Lees meer
 
 
Copa and Cogeca ready for a new start after European Parliament’s vote on EU Organic Farming ReviewLees meer
 
 
Searching for the occasional market for excess potatoesLees meer
 
 
EIB’s agriculture and bioeconomy programme loan under Juncker Plan Lees meer
 
 
EC clears acquisition of Ojah BV by the Colruyt and Kerry Group Lees meer
 
 
European Commission acts to ban unfair trade practices in the food supply chainLees meer
 
 
Commission strengthens EU consumer rights and enforcementLees meer
 
 
Unfair trading practises in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chainLees meer
 
 
Natural catastrophes and man-made disasters in 2017Lees meer
 
 
New agricultural production forecastLees meer
 
 
The future of food and farming - Communication on the Common Agricultural Policy post-2020Lees meer