EU report reveals greenhouse gas emissions in Europe decreased by 23%

According to a report published on 20th October by the European Environmental Agency (EEA), the European Union is on track to meet and even surpass its 2020 target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 20%.

The EEA report reveals that the decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe between 1990 and 2014 has reached the lowest levels on record. According to estimates for 2014, greenhouse gas emissions fell by 4% in 2014 compared to 2013, which was partly due to an unusually warm year and the corresponding lower energy demand. This means that the EU’s domestic greenhouse gas emissions were already 23% below 1990 levels in 2014.

The latest projections by Member States also show that the EU is heading for a 24% reduction by 2020 or maybe even 25% if additional measures are implemented. The EU is therefore also on track towards its Kyoto Protocol target for the second commitment period from 2013 to 2020.

You can check the full official EEA report Trends and projections in Europe 2015 — Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets” in here.

The definition of mitigation measures for the impacts that result from the human interventions in the territory is one of Nemus’ specialties, that has been developing Environmental Impact Assessments and similar studies since its foundation in 1997. This news, officialising the predicted reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, brings renewed vigour to Nemus’ team that can’t help to see this as recognition of everyone’s effort and persistence towards a sustainable development. We should all feel congratulated.

 

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union which aims to support sustainable development and help achieve significant improvement in Europe’s environment by providing an annual report with an updated assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets.

 (Adapted from the original article here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-5868_en.htm)

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