CO2 emissions increased by 1.8% in the EU last year

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions increased by 1.8% in the European Union (EU) last year, according to first estimates for 2017 from the EU statistical office, Eurostat.

However, they decreased by 2.4% in Belgium, whose share of total emissions in the EU was 2.3% in 2017.

Eurostat estimates show that CO2 emissions went up in most member States in 2017. The highest increases were in Malta (+12.8%), followed by Estonia (+11.3%), Bulgaria (+8.3%), Spain (+7.4%) and Portugal (+7.3%).

On the other hand, reductions were observed in Finland (-5.9%), Denmark (-5.8%), the United Kingdom (-3.2%), Ireland (-2.9%), Belgium (-2.4%), Lithuania (-0.7%) and Germany (-0.2%).

The author: Margareta STROOT

Margareta Stroot, a multi-talented individual, calls Brussels her home. With a unique blend of careers, she balances her time as a part-time journalist and a part-time real estate agent. Margareta's deep-rooted knowledge of the city of Brussels, where she resides, has proven invaluable in both of her roles. Her journalism captures the essence of the city, while her real estate expertise helps others find their perfect homes in the vibrant Belgian capital.

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