Mitigating climate change

Mitigating climate change

The European Union’s effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions are working.

In fact, the EU is expected to meet its unilateral 20% reduction target (compared to 1990) ahead of the agreed 2020 deadline. Moreover, the EU intends to reduce domestic emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and further decarbonise its economy by 2050. The EU currently emits around 10% of global greenhouse-gas emissions.

Source: European Environment Agency (EEA)

Date: June 2015

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