EU's greenhouse gas emissions decrease in 2016

4th June 2018

There was a decrease in the total output of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU of 0.4% in 2016, according to the latest figures published by the European Environment Agency. A reduction in the use of coal for heat and energy production is attributed to this decrease. This follows the continued success of the EU in reducing its net output of greenhouse gas emissions, with a 22.4% decrease from 1990 to 2016, ahead of the 20% target for 2020 that was set.

More information is available at the European Environment Agency's website.