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EU emissions drop slightly despite economic growth

Greenhouse gas emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% in 2016 amid continued economic growth Greenhouse gas emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% in 2016 amid continued economic growth.
By Andreas Walstad 8 November 2017 0 28285
Bar chart of the change in greenhouse gas emissions by the EU28.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the 28 EU countries dropped by just 0.7% on average in 2016 compared with the previous year amid continued economic growth, a report presented by the European Commission shows. 

Bar chart of the change in greenhouse gas emissions by the power sector in the EU28.

The report, Two years after Paris – Progress towards meeting the EU’s climate commitments, was published on...