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  • EU commits to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders have reached agreement on a Climate and Energy deal for the period 2020 to 2030. The broad climate change pact has set a new target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions across the EU by 2030. Ambitious targets were also set for increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the EU as a whole (to 27%) and for improvements in energy efficiency, also ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU reaches deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    European Union leaders agreed early Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the 28-nation bloc to at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. The deal was aimed at countering climate change and setting an example for the rest of the world ahead of key international climate negotiations next year. A package agreed by leaders at an ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record

    The European Union's greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions from waste decrease

    European Union greenhouse gas emissions emitted from waste have fallen by more than one third, new figures from the European Environment Agency show.  The EEA published a report on 29 May called Annual European Community Greenhouse Gas inventory 1990-2007. Figures from the EEA show that between 1990 and 2007 waste emissions had fallen from 38.9 per cent. By contrast, emissions from transport in ...

  • EU Reports Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Record

    The European Union’s greenhouse gas emissions continued to fall in 2012, as a 1.3 % decrease cut emissions to 19.2 % below 1990 levels, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). This puts the EU within reach of its 20 % reduction target, with eight years to go until the 2020 deadline. The findings come from  ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions lowest to date

    The EU's environmental agency says the 27-nation bloc's greenhouse emissions in 2011 were the lowest since it began monitoring them in 1990. The European Environment Agency says greenhouse gas emissions dropped 3.3 percent compared to 2010, and were 18.4 percent below 1990 levels. It cited a milder winter in 2011 as the main reason for the drop. Agency director Jacqueline ...


    By Associated Press

  • New estimates confirm the declining trend in EU greenhouse gas emissions

    New European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates indicate that EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2008 for the fourth consecutive year. Compared to the 2007 official emissions published earlier this year, the annual reduction is estimated to be about 1.3 % for the EU-15 and 1.5 % for the EU-27. Based on these estimates, the greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 stand approximately 6.2 % below the ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain the Highest, Compared to Other EU Countries

    As per RNCOS’ recent report 'Spain Energy Sector Outlook', Spain's greenhouse gas output in the year 2005 was 53% more than the year 1990, the reference year for the Kyoto agreement. Greenhouse gas emission is on the rise in over half of the EU countries, according to official figures. Spain is the most terrible offender amongst the large countries, discharging 15.4 Million Tons more CO2 in ...


    By RNCOS

  • Taking Control of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Three-quarters of the world’s annual emissions of greenhouse gases are now limited by national targets, according to a new study published today by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • European greenhouse gas emissions down 0.9%

    Provisional greenhouse gas emissions data compiled by the EEA show that EU-15 Member States reduced their emissions by 0.9 % between 2005 and 2006. EU-27 emissions are now 7.4 % below 1990 levels. The European Environment Agency annually compiles the European Community greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, which is formally submitted by the European Commission to the United Nations Framework ...

  • Irish EPA projections of greenhouse gas emissions to 2020

    The EPA has released projections of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions to 2020, as mandated under the National Climate Change Strategy. These projections update those published in the National Climate Change Strategy in April 2007 and give a picture of Ireland’s ability to meet international targets with respect to greenhouse gas emissions, if current policies and programmes are implemented. ...

  • Greenhouse gas emissions associated with long-distance travel

    Long-distance travelling accounts for a significant number of miles travelled per person, but estimates of its greenhouse gas emissions are lacking. Using data from Belgium and the Netherlands, this study estimates that longdistance journeys account for 40–50% of total mileage and 50% of greenhouse gas emissions of all people transport in Western Europe. Advances in transportation ...

  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ontario’s Waste Management Industry

    There is a strong complementarity between the aspirations of the waste management industry and Ontario’s goals for climate change mitigation, a circular economy and sustainable economic development according to a new report published by the Ontario Waste Management Association. As the Province of Ontario prepares to implement a “cap-and-trade” policy for greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Industrialized nations` greenhouse gas emissions declining

    Industrialized nations' greenhouse gas emissions dipped 0.7 percent in 2011, helped by a U.S. shift from high-polluting coal in power plants and by Europe's economic slowdown, data compiled by Reuters. For many years it has been a mantra that rich nations, historically the top polluters, should make the biggest cuts in emissions while emerging economies could burn more energy to help lift them ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Higher EU greenhouse gas emissions in 2010 due to economic recovery and cold winter

    Greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2010, as a result of both economic recovery in many countries after the 2009 recession and a colder winter. Nonetheless, emissions growth was somewhat contained by continued strong growth in renewable energy sources. These figures from the greenhouse gas inventory published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) today confirm earlier EEA estimates. ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions estimated to increase in 2010, but long-term decrease expected to continue

    The European Union remains well on track to achieve its Kyoto Protocol target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions despite a 2.4 % emissions increase in 2010, according to first estimates by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The 2010 increase follows a 7 % drop in 2009, largely due to the economic recession and growth of renewable energy generation. The latest analysis of ...

  • Households and industry responsible for half of EU greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels

    Households and industry in the EU each cause approximately a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The two sectors were largely responsible for the emissions increase in 2010, together leading to an additional 90 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to 2009. The report considers the 40 % of ...

  • EU greenhouse gas emissions: more than half way to the `20 % target by 2020`

    The European Union"s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report, compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA), shows that emissions have not only continued their downward trend in 2008, but have also picked up pace. The EU-27"s emissions stood 11.3 % below their 1990 levels, while EU-15 achieved a reduction of 6.9 % compared to Kyoto base-year levels. " ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

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